Mites at Natchez, 2016
These photos were submitted by Mike Thompson, N491M. They were taken during the Great Mississippi River Balloon Race held earlier this month (October 14 - 16) in Natchez, MI. Mike thought it would be a good place and time for Mite owners in the southern States to to get together. [click on photos for larger version]
Bruce Brown's N119C, a beautifully updated 1949 M-18L.
Mike Thompson's N491M, a fine 1951 M-18C. Notice the Beech-Roby variable pitch prop.
The two Mites landed at Pinebluff, LA airport (2L0) for fun and photos.
John Humphreys and Bruce Brown comparing notes.
The alternator in N119C is mounted over the engine, with shaft to front belt pulley.
The IFR panel in N119C.
L to R, Lauren, Nancy, Katy, and Bruce Brown at Dunleith Plantation.
Bruce Brown and Mike Thompson.
Bruce Brown with Charles Yates, who first flew a Mite in 1951.