If you're not crashing, you're not FLYING! Anyone can learn to take-off, putt around, and then land. It takes a real pilot to do high-speed inverted rudder drags on the runway! What kind of pilot are you?
Unfortunately for all of us that eat, sleep, live, and dream of the annual pilgrimage to Hodges Field for SEFF every year, the event is now over for 2013. All we can do now is try our best to relive the fun times we had, fellowships we shared, crazy things we did, and start counting the days until we can all do it again next year.
I have to admit that this year, I didn't take a single picture or video. Bildo captures events on film like no other videographer I've seen, so it was an easy decision to stay away from the video camera. For photos, however, I turned over my camera to one of my buddies and he captured the SEFF spirit WAY better than I could have!
The pictures below are the work of my friend Andrew (Weathervane) Yukovich. Thanks so much, bud!!
Now below, I am slugging in Bildo's videos. While you can certainly watch them right here, I invite you to check out Bildo on YouTube so that you can take LIKE and SHARE his fine work!
I was able to take a break and get away from the new Studio build on Saturday, July 14th, and sneak over to one of my local flying fields to get a look at the Big Bird Fly-In that was going on. I'm glad a went, as I saw many old friends and even made some new friendships! The event looked like a big success this year, though I did not get the actual pilot count. I snapped some pictures while I was there, but I warn you: when you click on the thumbnails, you may find that the hi-res pictures take up your entire screen! I plan to share some of what I saw in the next podcast (episode 170)...
Well, SEFF has now come and gone again. If you've been keeping up with our little podcast, then you know by now that I was able to get a recording in while at the field and that is our 160th show. If you've not heard this one, then head on over and here it now.
The event was amazing, as expected, and we have a few videos to share with you! You can see them in the small version below, or just click on the video title to make the jump to YouTube where you can watch the HD version full-screen.
In our last show (#145, Dear Santa And 2011 Review), Tim shared with us the details of his new 81" Mud Duck. Below are some pictures of this great airplane, along with some pictures of his 110" Sig Rascal, for comparison. I really want one of these!!