COMANCHES ON THE FLY
Hugh Crowe, using the magic of his camera and pen, reports on the Northwest Fly-in at Walla Walla, Washington held on May 9-10-11, 2003. Hosted by Arleen and Gordon Smith, the fly-in featured a Balloon Stampede, a wine country tour, dinners, and a special Sunday morning breakfast at Martin Field. Hugh printed a special photo-journal pamphlet commemorating the Fly-in and graciously allowed us to use his pictures and captions for you to see on comanchepilot.com.
Thanks much, Hugh.
Walla Walla 2003
"Look out for the trees!"
"It's OK, Honey, I've got the ball."
"Ball? I don't see a ball!"
"It takes skill and experience to see the ball."
"All those landings on just one approach. Wow!"
"Yep, the Navy taught us to do that to save the taxpayer's dollars."
Photographer, far right, sneaks into the picture.
Below, now you know why the courts won't accept digital pictures.
Breakfast at the Long Branch Café & Saloon
Party time at the Smith's
John van Bladeren, right, came to the fly-in on his way home from his trip across the Atlantic with Karl Hipp. Next to him are ICS Number One, Paul Rechnitzer and his wife, Patti.
Hot air balloonists light 'em up for an impressive Night Glow display
And a big …
to Arleen and Gordon for giving us all an enjoyable and memorable weekend in beautiful Walla Walla.