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turbo 10-22-2021 11:59 AM

old farts forming up for another season
 
Old Farts...
The photos pretty much tell the story! Give or take a couple… 45 Old Fart aircraft graced the ramp at Okeechobee County (KOBE) on Thursday, October 21st. This was our kickoff of the 2021-22 season.

As usual, we had a broad mix. I saw everything from a tiny Sonex to a much larger vintage 1957 Cessna 310 twin. My old Stearman was the only biplane. Turbo Eddie’s R-44 was the only chopper. Several Old Farts arrived in new, or new-to-them, aircraft… to include a Rans Outbound, Javaron Cub, Glasair IV, CTLS and an Alon/Mooney Ercoupe. What a GREAT turnout! A huge thanks to all who attended! Your presence makes Old Farts the fun, friendship and camaraderie that it has evolved into.

We did a great job of spreading things out over breakfast and lunch. Old Fart Ed Crouse was our usual “early bird”. Ed was there, ate and left in his Rans, before my 8:30 arrival… hence no photo. Old Farts Eric Delawder, Lisa Heidinger and myself were the “Last Flights Out” at around 2:30.

Thanks also goes to Yeda and staff at the Landing Strip. As always, the food was great and the service was as good as can be expected, when a small restaurant is overrun by Old Farts!

Craig Roser was at Okeechobee and officially passed the Old Farts baton back to me. I want to thank Craig for his efforts in managing “Summer Farts” during the off season. I know the numbers weren’t there for most Thursday outings, but several have told me that having a $100 Hamburger destination was much appreciated! Thanks Craig!!!

I’m not certain where we are going next Thursday, but I have a pretty good idea. Look for an invite Sunday or Monday. I’m hoping to put together a visit to Everglades City on November 4th. There are pretty definite plans to close the airport in mid November, to replace the runway. Stone crab season is open, so we need to squeeze this visit in. If anyone is willing to drive to this one and help with ground transportation, please shoot me an email.

That’s about it for this week. Great to be back!

Keep the Shiny Side Up!

Old Fart Roger


This Week’s Favorite belongs to Old Farts David and Connie Piper. Their “Brand Spanking New” Javaron Cub is incredible!!! Completed during a year and a half “owner assist” build, it has a ramp presence that is awesome. In the brief time I had to speak with David and Connie I learned that they literally camped near the facility where the plane was built. If I remember correctly, that was near St. Augustine and the Pipers live at Placid Lakes. Connie kayaked most days, while David, newly retired from the airlines, worked alongside the builders. The outcome is just stunning. The airframe boasts the 4” wider fuselage, about 65 “Alaska” Cub mods and the engine is a 195 horsepower Titan. The Alaska tires and black composite prop make it look, pardon my French… “Badass!!!” Congratulations David and Connie on a stunning aircraft!

turbo 10-22-2021 12:03 PM

roger.dga15p@gmail.com

if you are interested in getting on rogers emails contact him on the above email..

https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=67788e6aad

here is a link you can see it thru your browser.

turbo 10-28-2021 09:20 AM

Sebring recap
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=54b1e59e62

turbo 11-01-2021 06:20 PM

Everglades City Thursday
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=c6033854ac

turbo 11-05-2021 06:57 AM

Everglades City recap
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=0d26c33cfe;)

turbo 11-08-2021 07:07 AM

Avon Park
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=1d1b529e1f

turbo 11-15-2021 07:07 AM

Avon park recap
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=5bbba40994

turbo 11-15-2021 08:40 AM

Winter Haven (KGIF) Invite
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=6382c3ee9f

turbo 11-18-2021 06:31 AM

postponed
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=73ab6a67a1

turbo 12-03-2021 06:08 AM

Old Farts (KGIF)
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=0a0ea1483c

blueflyer 12-03-2021 06:49 AM

I enjoy reading these. Thanks for sharing.

turbo 12-06-2021 09:24 AM

Old Farts Immokalee (KIMM) Invite
 
blue flyer, thanks for the message. glad you like it. the RVs definitely dominate
the fleet. ;)

https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=d47a03b00a

turbo 12-10-2021 06:07 AM

Old Farts Immokalee Recap
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=08d78d59c4

turbo 12-12-2021 09:13 AM

Old Farts… Wellington Aero Club (FD38) Thur, 12/ 16th
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=dc0761c957

turbo 12-20-2021 07:38 AM

Old Farts… Recap from Wellington Aero Club
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=96fb20792d

turbo 01-11-2022 09:01 AM

Old Farts LaBelle (X14) Recap
 
Old Farts LaBelle (X14) Recap

https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=90a4b54e81

turbo 01-11-2022 12:28 PM

Old Farts Arcadia (X06) Invite
 
Old Farts
Arcadia (X06) Invite


https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=bfdf05446e

turbo 01-12-2022 07:17 AM

Arcadia (X06) Reminder
 
Arcadia (X06) Reminder

https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=be2a67b28f

turbo 01-15-2022 06:42 AM

Old Farts Arcadia (X06) Recap
 
Arcadia (X06) Recap

https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=6a5f904e19

turbo 01-15-2022 07:14 AM

'Bottom line answer to the question everybody wants to know… “How many aircraft showed up?”… Best I can come up with is 83!!!' :eek:

I am thinking that this might be the biggest weekly flying group in the world.
if you are ever in Florida in season come on over and join in for the old farts fun.

thank you Roger for doing the hard work. :cool:

turbo 01-17-2022 10:14 AM

Old Farts Homestead (X51) Invite
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=2c51d6c574

Turbo out

turbo 01-21-2022 06:37 AM

Homestead (X51) Recap
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=cb27f526d3

turbo 01-24-2022 08:18 AM

Old Farts Invite to Sebastian Municipal (X26) for Thursday, January 27th, 2022…
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=7594f1bc00

mark this as a place to go when in Florida. great spot.see you there. :cool:

turbo 01-26-2022 10:27 AM

https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=7be97a5e17:co

turbo 01-28-2022 05:29 PM

Old Farts Valkaria (X59) Invite for Thursday, February 3rd, 2022…
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=28301c1268:cool:

turbo 02-04-2022 07:55 AM

valkari recap
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=5752d8c5a4

turbo 02-06-2022 04:49 PM

Old Farts Tampa North Invite…
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=96cc1b8eed

turbo 02-11-2022 06:54 AM

Tampa North (X39) Recap
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=40f0bdda17

turbo 02-14-2022 01:50 PM

Old Farts Sebring (KSEF) Invite
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=3c7599155e

turbo 02-18-2022 05:44 AM

Old Farts Sebring (KSEF) Recap
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=267d7cf17a

turbo 02-18-2022 12:03 PM

Old Farts Aero Acres (FD88) Invite for Thursday, February 24th, 2022…
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=45e6253eee

this is a big one at aero acres.

turbo 02-27-2022 04:26 PM

Old Farts Aero Acres (FD88) Recap
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=890f02d1c9:D

turbo 02-27-2022 04:58 PM

Aero Acres 2022 Fly-In Dale Hoppas Video
 
https://vimeo.com/682378470

I had to check the video for =VAF= quality control. yes it passed with flying colors. enjoy :cool:

what a day.

turbo 03-01-2022 04:38 AM

Old Farts Arthur Dunn (X21) Invite
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=a0b3298efb

turbo 03-02-2022 07:05 AM

Old Farts… Meet Our 1,000th Member!
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=5bcf508aeb

Vlad 03-02-2022 07:21 AM

Good job on OF report Turbo! I might join one of your runs in April :)

turbo 03-04-2022 11:31 AM

Old Farts Arthur Dunn (X21) Recap
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=8e380cc639

turbo 03-05-2022 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vlad (Post 1593116)
Good job on OF report Turbo! I might join one of your runs in April :)

sounds good, all the info needed will be here. :cool:

turbo 03-07-2022 06:02 AM

Old Farts Okeechobee (KOBE) Invite for Thursday, March 19th, 2022…
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=1ec8f0270c

turbo 03-09-2022 05:53 AM

Old Farts Grassroots (06FD) Invite and Early Headcount… for Thursday, March 17th,
 
https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?e...&id=c8c12e85a1


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