Judy & Jessica (mom & kido) 

Judy & Jessica (mom & kido)

By Judy Birchler, host of LadiesLoveTaildraggers.com

You just can’t get up on a beautiful and warm (for November 27) Saturday morning and not fly to breakfast.  No matter how many eggs you’ve got in your refrigerator or how many boxes of Jiffy pancake mix, you’ve just got to fly to breakfast!  So after taking a quick peek out the window and seeing a very blue, sunny sky we decided to call the kids and head for the airport.  Since we’re only lucky enough to have one taildragger in the family and a back up Mooney for the hubby to fly, we divided up and headed to Columbus Airport, Columbus, Indiana for that breakfast.  I don’t care how far you have to fly, if you’ve not been there it’s worth the trip for a hearty breakfast or home cooked lunch.

Jessica ready for take off!
Jessica ready for take off!
Judy & Jessica departing KMQJ for KBAK

Judy & Jessica departing KMQJ for KBAK

Formation flying with "the guys" in Mooney N27AF (a 231)

Formation flying with "the guys" in Mooney N27AF (a 231)

Craig & Justin took some great shots of us in Champ N7569E
Craig & Justin took some great shots of us in Champ N7569E
...as they zoomed by and Boyd tried his best to hang close by
…as they zoomed by and Boyd tried his best to hang close by
You gotta love that blue sky!
You gotta love that blue sky!
The whole family; Boyd, Craig, Judy & Jessica on the ramp at KGEZ
The whole family; Boyd, Craig, Judy & Jessica on the ramp at KGEZ

Since Shelbyville Indiana’s airport prices their fuel about $1.00 less a gallon than where we’re based, it’s also a frequent local stop for refueling.  What luck to bump into Charlie Laird and his latest project, a 1943 Gull Wing Stinson.

We finally get Justin in a picture instead of behind the camera! (far right)
We finally get Justin in a picture instead of behind the camera! (far right)
Two Champs, twice as much fun!
Two Champs, twice as much fun!
Meet Charlie Laird's 1943 Gull Wing Stinson
Meet Charlie Laird’s 1943 Gull Wing Stinson
Jessica & Judy happy to pose with Charlie and his gorgeous Stinson
Jessica & Judy happy to pose with Charlie and his gorgeous Stinson
Geez, that's one big taildragger next to those Champs!

Geez, that's one big taildragger next to those Champs!

2 Comments

  1. Judy Johnson
    January 3, 2011, 10:25 pm   /  Reply

    What a gorgeous day. The Stinson is indeed beautiful but I still like our little tube and fabric masterpieces. Your family takes a very nice picture too!

  2. Vanessa Nelson
    November 6, 2010, 7:42 pm   /  Reply

    Great story, beautiful mother/daughter photo, and love the comment about “No matter how many eggs you have in the refrigerator…” Here’s hoping you get weather that lets you fly for November breakfast again this year! What fun! ~V

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