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Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Up, up and away...

One of our snowbird friends (Jerry Brown from Bronson, Michigan) is an RC airplane hobbyist. He belongs to a very active RC club here in Havasu City. The club has built a mini airport complete with a paved runway and control tower in a public park south of town. The other day Teddy and I drove over to watch Jerry fly his Plane(s). His main plane is very large being 30% in size to the plane from which it is modeled. It sports a 5 hp gas motor simular to those used in weed whackers. It is truly amazing to see him put the plane through its paces with barrel rolls, loop the loops, dives and vertical climbs.
Before takeoff they start the plane in this starting block for a preflight controls check.

Then it's takeoff!

And Off We Go...

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