Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Geronimo!!

San Geronimo Air Park that is....
Finally, on February 22nd, the stars, moon, winds, weather, and scheduling were right for a flight down to see Chester at San Geronimo Airpark(8T8)... due west of San Antonio, TX. Chester has a hangar full of interesting stuff to ponder but the real gem was his re-built 1947 year model Piper Cub. I can't tell you how many pilots cut their teeth flying Cubs but it was probably the single most popular training aircraft on the planet at one time. The Cub still holds a soft spot in many a pilot's heart. Some photos and comments below:

The air strip is 3000 feet long and 40 feet wide.

Landlubber entrance

Ed and I landed the Grumman Tiger and taxiied off into the grass:


There she stood...in all her glory...almost ready to fly!

It wouldn't be a Cub without the "Bear"!
(click photo to see the the Bear up close)


Dead simple instrument panel. VFR-only of course!

Here's the obligatory aerial photo shot...... Canyon Lake and Dam.
Photographed by Charlie on the way down. Autopilot was flying not me.
(click photo to enlarge)


Chester took us for a $100 hamburger at the Dancing Bear Cantina at Medina Lake.
Medina Lake is really low! Indicative of our Central Texas drought situation.
This view is shot from the parking lot of the Dancing Bear Cantina.
(click photo to enlarge)

A great time was had by all...a beautiful day of flying!



-C.T.

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