Airventure 2016 Days 3 to 7
Breakfast of champions.
Darin's high school friend from Montana flew this Sherpa in. It is a smoke jumper plane.
Cherokee mass arival.
Red Hamilton from Fort Bragg.
Unfortunately this Mooney had a gear up landing. He actually landed with the gear down but then it collapsed. (Maybe he accidently retracted it? Not sure.) Definately a bummer though.
Sunday arrivals were an absolute circus. Believe it or not, all these airplanes are on final for runway 27.
This was the closest thing I saw to a bad accident. "Grumman go around! Go around!"
Even the ground crews were being challenged with all the arrivals.
This guy had to go around 3 times due to all the incoming airplanes.
By Sunday evening it had really filled up. So full they were actually turning GA airplanes away. I guess this used to happen quite a bit, but this was my year experiencing it.
Waiting for the Third Eye Blind concert to start.