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"
Red Bird visiting Fullerton Airport
Red Bird parked at the Restaurant in San Diego at Gillespie Field
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
Red Bird looks small next to this T-6 Texan at Fullerton Airport
Lots of good company here at the 2013 Big Bear Air Fair
Alone at 29 Palms Airport
Mojave Space Port with Dick Rutan (Around the World nonstop in Voyager)
Mojave Space Port, Dick Rutan with N8379L in the background
In the Sierra Nevadas at the Kern River
At the Grand Canyon West Airport
Owen in front of N8379L at Borrego Springs
Carol at Apple Valley Airport
Owen IV on his first flight with me in over 30 years
My youngest son, JR, getting ready to fly with me on Christmas Eve 2014
My sons Jr and Owen
My BFR Flight Instructor, Lois, who was selected 2013 Woman Pilot of the Year for the 99ers
Richard before our flight to the Mojave Desert to check out Mining Districts
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
Lydia after our sight seeing 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.
Katherine and her Mom after a scenic 4th of July flight over Big Bear Lake.
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
Dana, Chris, and Lady Bug at Boulder City Airport in Nevada visiting Hoover Dam
Dana and Chris at the Grand Canyon West Airport in Arizona after visiting the famous Skywalk
Preflight in Flagstaff Arizona by Dana
Dana at Borrego Springs California
Dana and her Mom going for a sight seeing flight over Lake Arrowhead
Ladybug Flying to Oceano to play at the Ocean
Dana with Ladybug at Oceano Airport
Dana at the Mojave Air and Space Port
Dana at Lake Isabella and the Kern River in the Sierra Nevadas
Dana at Cable Airport
First flight for Dana to 29 Palms Airport (KTNP)
Dana at L77 to visit the General Patton Memorial Museum at Chiriaco Summit.
Dana enjoying San Diego at Gillespie Field
Dana in front of her Skyhawk airplane when we flew to Nevada
Dana landing in Big Bear in her new Beech Debonair
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.
A beautiful 1927 Travel Air at Gillespie Field in San Diego
Art Scholl (1931-1985)
A picture of my friend and one of the best aerobatic pilots of all time.
Great Airshow Pilots - Bob Hoover, Harold Krier, Bill Fornoff, Bevo Howard
Frank Tallman, Big Ed Mahler, Robert J. Gillman, Cole Palen
Me and Dana with famous Race Plane Pilot Fran Bera
Me in my Batwing with my skydiving buddy Carl (Skyhi) Minion in Indiana
Pictures of me in my Sky Diving days
Dr. Richard Coughlin - Triplane Project and his Fleet Biplane - Syracuse, New York (1960s)
OLD RHEINBECK AERODROME
Carol at Old Rheinbeck Aerodrome, on the wrong side of the fence for the airshow.
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
DC-3 in American Airlines livery at Lyon Air Museum at John Wayne Airport
B-17 "Fuddy Duddy" at Lyon Air Museum at John Wayne Airport
Miss Jeana Yeager by the Voyager with my two sons
My two sons at the Hugh Dryden NASA Facility at Edwards AFB