Monday, September 23, 2019

Land of Enchantment Fly-In, September 2019

If this is your first visit to my blog, welcome, but understand this is not a typical post. I usually write about camping along the backroads of the Southwest. This weekend I drove over to the Double Eagle II Airport on Albuquerque, New Mexico's West Mesa. You can see the Sandia Mountains in some photos, as well as, the westside volcanos which are part of the Petroglyphs National Monument.

Per the event website: "Similar to a car  show, aircraft fly in to be judged, while spectators get to see a gathering of amateur built, antique and other unique aircraft — and meet their pilots, builders, and restorers!"

Here are many of the photos I took in no particular order. Click on any one to see a larger version.

Official EAA-179 Event Poster

Sandia Mountains & a couple volcanic cones with small aircraft landing.

Cockpit controls in glider shown above

Nose gear retracted for stability during exhibit

My favorite paint job, unsurprisingly.

Cockpit view of Seeker above.

Instruments display in exhibit area.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the photos.