I was a Live Exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Dulles Annex, Udvar-Hazy Center,
March 25, 2006

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Taylor March 20. '10

Finally, a sunny, dry spring day. Time to run the cobwebs off on the training hill. I arrived at Taylor farm mid-afternoon, where John M had a half dozen student in class. Just as I was unloading, two new faces pulled up. Turns out they are old faces at Taylor, having flown it way back in '75. Bill Shelton, from Stafford, said he has not flown in at least 20 years. Jimmie Zell from Manassas taught at Kitty Hawk '75-79, and then had a school in Blacksburg. He also hasn't flown in decades.


Bill Shelton and Jimmie Zell


John's students in class





I only got in two flights, both light wind, one a cross wind launch. Then, about 5:00, the forecast SW wind shifted to NE. We waited a half hour, then John pulled up the wind socks and we all broke down.