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turbo 10-22-2021 12:59 PM

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 01:03 PM

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

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

turbo 10-28-2021 10:20 AM

Sebring recap

turbo 11-01-2021 07:20 PM

Everglades City Thursday

turbo 11-05-2021 07:57 AM

Everglades City recap;)

turbo 11-08-2021 08:07 AM

Avon Park

turbo 11-15-2021 08:07 AM

Avon park recap

turbo 11-15-2021 09:40 AM

Winter Haven (KGIF) Invite

turbo 11-18-2021 07:31 AM


turbo 12-03-2021 07:08 AM

Old Farts (KGIF)

blueflyer 12-03-2021 07:49 AM

I enjoy reading these. Thanks for sharing.

turbo 12-06-2021 10:24 AM

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

turbo 12-10-2021 07:07 AM

Old Farts Immokalee Recap

turbo 12-12-2021 10:13 AM

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turbo 12-20-2021 08:38 AM

Old Farts… Recap from Wellington Aero Club

turbo 01-11-2022 10:01 AM

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turbo 01-11-2022 01:28 PM

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

turbo 01-12-2022 08:17 AM

Arcadia (X06) Reminder
Arcadia (X06) Reminder

turbo 01-15-2022 07:42 AM

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

turbo 01-15-2022 08:14 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 11:14 AM

Old Farts Homestead (X51) Invite

Turbo out

turbo 01-21-2022 07:37 AM

Homestead (X51) Recap

turbo 01-24-2022 09:18 AM

Old Farts Invite to Sebastian Municipal (X26) for Thursday, January 27th, 2022…

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

turbo 01-26-2022 11:27 AM

turbo 01-28-2022 06:29 PM

Old Farts Valkaria (X59) Invite for Thursday, February 3rd, 2022…

turbo 02-04-2022 08:55 AM

valkari recap

turbo 02-06-2022 05:49 PM

Old Farts Tampa North Invite…

turbo 02-11-2022 07:54 AM

Tampa North (X39) Recap

turbo 02-14-2022 02:50 PM

Old Farts Sebring (KSEF) Invite

turbo 02-18-2022 06:44 AM

Old Farts Sebring (KSEF) Recap

turbo 02-18-2022 01:03 PM

Old Farts Aero Acres (FD88) Invite for Thursday, February 24th, 2022…

this is a big one at aero acres.

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Old Farts Aero Acres (FD88) Recap

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Aero Acres 2022 Fly-In Dale Hoppas Video

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 05:38 AM

Old Farts Arthur Dunn (X21) Invite

turbo 03-02-2022 08:05 AM

Old Farts… Meet Our 1,000th Member!

Vlad 03-02-2022 08:21 AM

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

turbo 03-04-2022 12:31 PM

Old Farts Arthur Dunn (X21) Recap

turbo 03-05-2022 07:28 PM


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 07:02 AM

Old Farts Okeechobee (KOBE) Invite for Thursday, March 19th, 2022…

turbo 03-09-2022 06:53 AM

Old Farts Grassroots (06FD) Invite and Early Headcount… for Thursday, March 17th,

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