by Owen Phairis (KB6CGZ)
Most Photographs Copyright Owen Phairis
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My New Ride (N8379L) 1968 IFR C-172 Skyhawk
She will become known as: Skyhawk, Brandy, Red Bird or simply "The Flying Candy Cane"
In good company, parked next to a Grumman Widgeon at Bracket Airfield
Again keeping good company, but this time in Kingman Arizona
This time with a classic DC-3 / C-47
Lots of good company here at the 2013 Big Bear Air Fair
Alone at 29 Palms Airport
At Mojave Space Port with Dick Rutan (Around the World nonstop in Voyager)
In the Sierra Nevadas at the Kern River
Owen in front of N8379L at Borrego Springs
Carol at Apple Valley Airport
Tom after his very first light airplane ride
Tom and Hank getting ready to explore the Calico Mountain Range by Air
Tom, his granddaughter and Benji ready to fly to Lake Arrowhead and Palm Springs
Curtis used to Fly with me in my Hot Air Balloon, seen here at Apple Valley Airport
My neighbor, Gary, before our flight down to Apple Valley
Katherine at Jean Nevada for lunch at the Goldstrike Casino.
Katherine and Mel before our sightseeing flight to scenic Barstow and Calico.
Katherine and her Mom at 29 Palms Airport on our way to Lake Havasu Arizona.
My Flying buddies Katherine and Dana at Apple Valley Airport
Legion of Intrepid Female Aviators (Chris, Dana, and Katherine) at French Valley Airport
Dana, Chris, and Angie after our return from Laughlin Nevada
Preflight in Flagstaff Arizona by Dana
Dana at Borrego Springs California
Dana and her Mom going for a sight seeing flight over Lake Arrowhead
Dana with Ladybug at Oceano Airport
Ladybug Flying to Oceano to play at the Ocean
Dana at the Mojave Air and Space Port
Dana at Lake Isabella and the Kern River in the Sierra Nevadas
Dana in front of her Skyhawk airplane when we flew to Nevada
Unexpected, but welcome passenger
3-D Stereo Images (Red Left Eye and Blue Right Eye)
Robert J. Gillman (1923-2008)
I got my love of Airplanes from my Dad who worked for American Airlines all his life, but my love for Flying came from Bob Gillman.
It was with Mr. G. that I made my first flight in a small plane, my first landing, and had my introduction to Aerobatics in a T-34.
He was not only my first flight instructor, but also a friend and mentor. Bob Gillman was a pilot in WW II and flew B-24s.
His war memoirs are available through this link, and is a fantastic read: Memories of War and Peace
A picture of me by one of my favorite airplanes, a 1929 Curtis Wright Travel Air.
To read about 2 Barnstorming pilots in a Fleet and a Travel-Air, I highly recomend: "Illusions" by Richard Bach.
Great Airshow Pilots - Bob Hoover, Harold Krier, Bill Fornoff, Bevo Howard
Frank Tallman, Big Ed Mahler, Robert J. Gillman, Cole Palen
Dr. Richard Coughlin - Triplane Project and his Fleet Biplane - Syracuse, New York (1960s)
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome - Cole Palen, Owen Phairis, Trudy True Love - 1968
Owen turns Aeronaut - 110,000 cubic foot Raven Balloon
2013 Lake Havasu Arizona Balloon Festival
2014 Lake Havasu Arizona Night Glow at the Balloon Festival
F-86 and P-51 in Upstate New York in the 60s
Planes of Fame Air Museum - Chino, California 2009
The F-86 Sabre has always been one of my favorite Jet Fighters, seen here at Mojave Airport
T-6 Texan, seen here at Mojave Airport
The Orbital Stargazer L-1011 launches the Pegasus Rockets here at the Mojave Spaceport