Contentment, Mate!

Could have camped but having Girl in Back and some coworkers made renting a house necessary. Lovely Brad and Angie were willing to swap cash for a place to sleep. Coming from Australia I am used to Americans not understanding what I say but now I know how they feel, you betcha, don't you know.

Lots of education and recreation to be had at AirVenture today.

Started out with a forum on EGT myths with Mike Busch. Pressed on to the Vans tent and checked out the updated RV-12. Zenith also had a new aircraft on display, a larger version of the 750 dubbed the Super Duty. The air show kicked off with a high speed pass of a B-1, wings swept back low and loud. It finished with Rob Holland doing some extreme aerobatics. I liked his forward tumbles while flying sideways.

A short walk away in the Boeing Plaza the lead C-47 of the Normandy invasion was on display as The Bare Naked Ladies started banging out some of their classic tunes.

Out the door I couldn't help but stop by the Vans Air Force beer call and sample some Spotted Cow. The afternoon sky writer sums up the day nicely.

Nigel Speedy

Nigel Speedy started flying helicopters with the Australian Army and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. He currently instructs at the National Test Pilot School in Mojave, California. Nigel enjoys flying his Van’s RV-8 and the freedom of E/A-B to experiment.

2 Replies to “Contentment, Mate!”

  1. Onya Nige!!
    Great to see an Aussie on the team!!
    The big - the HUGE question is:
    "How was the Spotted Cow???"

    JB

  2. Having a blast here with my wife! Spent the day yesterday mostly watching the ultralights. The helicopters were awesome. Went into town for dinner with new friends we met here. Bucket list checked but will need to do this again next year!

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