Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/24

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Subject: [Leica] airplanes
From: SonC at (
Date: Sun Oct 24 15:13:11 2004

Last year I showed you a nice selection of Bellancas that flew in to 
Natchitoches.  They came back this weekend, and I really wanted to get out 
there, but 
as things go, I did not have time.  Funny thing about living is a small 

Anyhow, this morning, as I was getting out of my car at church, I heard the 
beating of an old piston type overhead. I saw a star spangled something or 
other that I could not identify.  I was an Air Force brat, so, my heart 
thumped a 
little, but I went on to church.

Anyhow, I kept thinking about it, and in the middle afternoon, I made a pass 
by the airport, just in time to find Jim prepping the airplane for the 
home.  His wife Ann was there too, they had been invited to the Bellanca fly 

I took some pictures, and Jim took off.  Maybe next year when they come, I 
can hitch a ride to show you Natchitoches from the air.  

Aw.. that's selfish.  A low wing plane is not good for photography.  I would 
be doing it for the thrill.

Oh yeah, the pictures...

Natchitoches, Louisiana
Oldest continuous settlement in La Louisiane

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