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

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Subject: [Leica] airplanes
From: nicholsj at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Sun Oct 24 16:45:11 2004


Others like myself may be curious about the aircraft.  Thanks for including
the tail number in your photos.  According to the AOPA data base, it is a
Chinese-built version of the Russian YAK-18A.

Jim Nichols

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> Date: 10/24/2004 5:13:32 PM
> Subject: [Leica] airplanes
> 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
> beating of an old piston type overhead. I saw a star spangled something
> 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
> 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
> in.
> I took some pictures, and Jim took off.  Maybe next year when they come,
> 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
> be doing it for the thrill.
> Oh yeah, the pictures...
> Regards, 
> Sonny
> Natchitoches, Louisiana
> Oldest continuous settlement in La Louisiane
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