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A bit of a last minute notice, but the 2010 NW Super Cub Fly-In will be held here in Concrete this weekend. The annual event has been held down near Snohomish east of Harvey Field for the past several years, but the grass field isn’t available there this year, so the organizers have worked with the town of Concrete to hold the event at 3W5.
The highlight of the fly-in is the STOL competition which will be held Saturday afternoon. Super Cubs and other aircraft from around the region look forward to this fly-in every year to test their ultra short field take off and landing skills. In past years everything from stock PA-18s to nitrous powered Super Cubs as well as a wide range of other aircraft have competed in the STOL competition.
They will be using the grass strip which is parallel to our paved strip here. It can just be seen above, to the right of the airplanes in the picture from our fly-in from a few weeks ago.
There are four categories for the competition to accommodate everything from small LSAs, through the bush planes and on up to the heavier touring class of airplanes. It should be a great day for anybody who enjoys flying!
On Saturday we hosted our first open hangar/fly-in day of the summer and enjoyed a great turnout. About 25 different planes flew in during the course of the day and at one point we had about 30 airplanes (including several museum airplanes) parked on the grass. It looked like a real fly-in.
Of course the amazing weather helped and there were a lot of pilots in the area who have been waiting for a Saturday like we enjoyed in the North Cascades for quite a while. We had several visitors from Canada as well as from around the northwest.
A big thanks to everybody who stopped by for hamburgers and hot dogs and make it such a fun day.
Keep an eye on our schedule for the upcoming dates for more open hangar days. In addition to the annual fly-in next month which will include Addison Pemberton’s Boeing Model 40, we plan to have another open hangar day in August and again in September. We will also have our annual Corn Roast as well this fall. We will be posting the dates in the next week.
Oh, and for those of you waiting on the Pietenpol update, sorry, it was a busy week. We’ll have the post up in the next couple of days including photos from the Pietenpol project of our guessing game winner. Turns out he’s building an Air Camper, so was quite familiar with the airplane.
Ugh! We’re not sure how to handle this one, so we figured it is best to channel our inner Alex Trebek and be a stickler for the rules since nobody was 100% correct. We were impressed with how quickly people got close to having both correct answers to the mystery plane and engine, and some even threw in some extra details, but no single person correctly identified both.
So the competition is still open to the first person who can correctly identify both the airframe and engine. Your hint is both have been identified, just not together from a single person.
We will have the history of the airplane up on Monday, in the meantime, here are a few more pictures from different angles. Not that it seems anybody needs more help…
The museum recently acquired a new project and has started work on the little airplane. So far the fuselage has been stripped down and some repair and finishing work is being done on it while the engine sits in the corner of the hangar.
We’ve been enjoying the interesting looks the plane and especially its engine have been getting from visitors. Only a few have guessed successfully to what either the airplane is or what kind of engine it came with. Admittedly it’s even a bit harder from just a picture, but we’ll send out a Skagit Aero t-shirt to the first person who can successfully identify both (we’re counting on your honesty that you haven’t been to the hangar lately or have been told what it is). Leave a comment below with your guess…