I bought Mite N10301 from David Skipper of Ocala, Florida, early in the summer of 2000 and flew it home to California in two stages. First I brought the plane to Boyd Maddox in Houston, Texas, so he could check it over and make a few small changes. Later, I flew it the rest of the way to Frazier Lake, California. These are some pictures I took along the way.
Here is N10301 in Ocala, Florida.
David Skipper, the previous owner.
Ready to depart for Texas.
The Florida landscape.
The Mississippi river. Clouds and thunderstorms all the way.
Safe on the ground at Houston Southwest.
Boyd Maddox in front of the house he built on the airport at Houston Southwest.
Boyd does a fly-over in N10301.
Going from Texas to California in January Las Cruces, New Mexico.
A large open pit mine, somewhere in New Mexico I think, I don't remember exactly.
Among the millionaires at Scottsdale, Arizona.
Ready to leave Scottsdale — cold weather and not much heater.
A train goes under the highway in Arizona.
The Southwestern sky.
Ontario, California. I had to stay there three days waiting out a storm; finally the sun came out.
Los Angeles from Griffith Observatory on Mount Hollywood.
Home at Frazier Lake Airpark, near Gilroy, California.