small blue wingsWAMM Fly-in, October 2000

A collection of photos from the October, 2000 Fly-in at Porterville, CA

group photo

Left to Right: Mal Gross, Gil Gilbert, Michael Harms, Dave Rutherford, Ben Favrholdt, Craig Ortet, Bill Vandersande, Tim Lucero, Garry Gramman, David Favrholdt.

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Michael Harms chose to come in his M-18L, N60MM instead of his '55.
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Craig Ortet tops up with avgas before departing in his N386A, an M-18L
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Bill Vandersande takes his M-18LA, N4105, out for a morning spin.
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Hey, that's not a Mite! Oh, it's Bill in another one of his toys, a Temco T-35 trainer.
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Gil looks over Ben's shoulder while he solves minor problem.
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Bill Vandersande, Tim Lucero, David Favrholdt and Garry Gramman.
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Mal Gross, Gil Gilbert, Mike Harms and Ben Favrholdt.
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Bill and Mike look on while Garry wishes Mal a safe trip.
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Mal Gross flew farther than anyone to be with his friends at Porterville -- all the way from Orcas Island, Washington.
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Tim checks out two Mites with almost identical paint schemes.
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N66MX does a low pass over the grass.
aerial shot of
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Mike Harms in his Mite over the brown hills of Porterville.
DLR last
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Dave Rutherford gets last-minute instructions before his very first flight in a Mooney Mite.
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After the flight, Dave is one happy fella, thanks to Tim Lucero and his M-18C, N325M
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Here is another Mite driver with a satisfied smile on his face.
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Ben takes Tim's wheels out for a spin.
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Bill Vandersande and his long-time friend, CFD air-attack pilot Linda Scott, with David Favrholdt.
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Don Deaton slices his specialty,  pit-roasted beef, for the WAMM BBQ. 
outdoor eating at
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The whole gang feasted on roast beef, Texas-style beans and lettuce salad, outside the terminal building at PTV.
WAMM group
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The gang stands for their official group portrait. To see the individual names, see the WAMM page on the Mite Site.

Photo credits: David Favrholdt, Mal Gross, Dave Rutherford

October 11, 2000