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Vlad 06-20-2012 05:50 PM

Bits of Philly and Captain Steve
 
I was grounded for couple hours due to a crack in baffle doubler. By the time I got to my hangar Tony chased short final two times. I desperately needed a well equipped shop to repair that baffle and voila: what could be better!!!


Up we go in Tweety. Cousin wanted to check if I have any change in my pockets and rolled me over so unexpectedly if I had any kopeks they would have fallen out. :D





We went to see first US Capital.








Circled the downtown. It's like mini NY :)











Interesting facility. Looks like a penitentiary.






His favorite team lives here.



Vlad 06-20-2012 05:58 PM

Upscale dining spots. Expensive steak is there.






They also have a little airport with scheduled airline service. They played busy but could not refuse cousin :)





Let's go for cheaper food. Where? New Gardens Airport has a pancake breakfast.





Met couple buddies there. Jeff and Mark with his Pottstown gang. It was my turn to buy and I spent $14 (!!) on food.

Vlad 06-20-2012 06:05 PM

While at New Garden we met very colorful character. Captain Steve is his name.





Captain Steve explored Tweety's glass and was very pleased.








Time was a premium, the doubler still not fixed and I have to report to work afternoon.


Short hop to check Spitfire aerodrome. It happens I know the former owner.





Then to the shop.





Bang bam doubler done.





Left a little mess in perfect shop, in 20 minutes was at the hangar and in two hours in NYC. Thanks Tony for great ride!

Jeff Vaughan 06-20-2012 07:43 PM

Thank you Vlad for spending $14 at our Pancake Breakfast. I know that is two plus hours less you will fly this year ;^)
I had the pleasure of giving Captain Steve his first airplane ,Young Eagles ride after he checked out Tonys bird. It was a great day for flying.

tkatc 06-20-2012 08:01 PM

We pointed him in your direction, Jeff! I told him THAT'S the bird you want to fly in. I guess he took our advice!

And $14 to Vlad is about 3.67 flying hours.

Vlad 06-20-2012 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tkatc (Post 671442)
We pointed him in your direction, Jeff! I told him THAT'S the bird you want to fly in. I guess he took our advice!

And $14 to Vlad is about 3.67 flying hours.

And this was your tab at Tangier's Lorraine :D





How much gas is it?

Av8torTom 06-21-2012 08:25 AM

Nice
 
write-up and pictures, as usual Vlad. I hope you waved when you flew over my house :)

I never did the Philly run - I'll have to try that when 677AT gets airborn.

T.

MS19087 06-21-2012 08:42 AM

I need Tony to ride along with me
 
Based at PTW, I avoid Philly, but would sure love to do some circles over center city:) Nice to see everyone at New Garden on Saturday AM!

Vlad 06-21-2012 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Av8torTom (Post 671547)




I never did the Philly run - I'll have to try that when 677AT gets airborn.

T.


It's pretty intense depending on the time of the day Tom, you may recruit some help for the run. You have to know how to stay out of their busy arrival/departures. Cousin does airborne consulting for modest lunch fee ;)




Good call Mark! I was staying out of their way in my RV and will be in future.

jbDC9 06-21-2012 09:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vlad (Post 671399)
Interesting facility. Looks like a penitentiary.




Yep, that's Eastern State Penitentiary, operational from 1830 to 1971, but now a museum and open for tours. It's a cool, creepy place...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_State_Penitentiary
http://www.easternstate.org/


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