Photos from the Concrete, Washington Fly-In, August, 2003

The very comfortable Concrete airport lounge, built by volunteers using private and public money, is missing only the landscaping. The large interior holds several comfy sofas, full kitchen facilities and two washrooms, including showers. This fly-in was an "introductory" event for Mite enthusiasts at Concrete, and is expected to continue growing.

Dave prepares to take to the air for a very pleasurable flight in Jim Jenkins C-GHIY. In its next paint job, the Mite will return to its original designation, N4095.

Gil Gilbert, N4121, who drove up from Kent, WA to attend, talks with Mal Gross. In the background, parked in the hangar, is co-host Jim Jenkins's home away from home.

Jim and Mal with Gerry Rutherford, who drove down from Maple Ridge, BC to attend Concrete for the first time.

Another one of Harold's airplanes is parked in front of his two hangars. Jim's hangar is the third one along.

Future pilot, Kai Favrholdt, gets his turn in Jim's lovely Piper Vagabond.

Dave Rutherford and co-host Harold Hanson in front of one of Harold's two hangars holding his marvelous airplane collection. It is worth a trip to Concrete just to see the collection. Harold spends summer weekends with his wife Gerry in an RV on location. In the next year, Harold will be building a large new hangar/residence structure for the convenience of visiting pilots.

Erik Favrholdt does some hangar flying in Mal Gross's N4187 which recently returned from Oshkosh with a Lindy. Erik drove down to attend his first fly-in with his father David and brother Kai, and tented near the hangars for two nights.

Jim helps Carl Badgett, N41726, push his Culver Cadet back into the hangar. Carl flew over from Everett on Saturday morning.

Mark Hanson, Jim, Harold, Dave, Mal and DJ admire N4187 which took the Oshkosh award for Best Classic Aircraft in the Under 81 h.p. category earlier in the month.

Jim treats Erik to his very first ride in a small airplane.

David's night photo shows some of Harold's airplanes, models above and real ones below.