WAMM Fly-In, October 2013
A report and photos from the October 11 - 13 Fly-In at Lompoc, California
We'd like to thank David Favrholdt for providing the following information.
(There were five Mites in attendance, as noted).
Ed Mandibles / Lompoc, CA - N325M
Scott Lewis / Los Angeles, CA - N4096
Dave Mazzola / Lake Elsinore, CA - N380A
Doug Triplat / Rosamond, CA
Michael Magnani / Valencia, CA
David Favrholdt / Richmond, BC
Bob Katz / Encino, CA - N4155
Michael Harms / Porterville - N4181
John & Rose Krueger / Redlands, CA
Friday lunch: Mexican food at Taco Loco
Friday dinner: Beef ribs BBQ and smoked, with all the trimmings. Great artistic creations by Mina, Vi, and others. [click here to see the spread]
Saturday breakfast: American Host Restaurant
Saturday lunch: Leftovers from Friday
Saturday dinner: The Hitching Post in Casmalia
Sunday breakfast: Cajun Kitchen
Weather on Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Morning fog burning off by 9:00 am, then sunny, warm days with a fresh westerly breeze.
** Once again, we'd like to thank Ed and Mina Mandibles and their friends for providing wonderful food, refreshments, and entertainment. Also, to Buddy Plo and Land McCarley, co-owners of the hangar, for the use of their facility.
L. to R.: David Favrholdt, Doug Triplet, Ed Mandibles, Scott Lewis, Rose and John Krueger, Michael Harms.
Michael Harms and Mike Magnani.
Host Ed Mandibles with John Krueger.
L. to R.: Doug Triplet, Ed Mandibles, Bob Katz, Michael Harms,
John Krueger, Scott Lewis, David Favrholdt and Dave Mazzola.
Ed, Scott and Doug inspecting the prop on Scott's C-model, N4096.
Doug Triplet, Randy and Yuka Freeman.
Because of the distinctive angle of their tail fins, there is no doubt that these are Mooneys.
The lawn in front of the hangar eventually provided tie-down space for five Mites on this occasion.
The motor has been hand-propped, and Ed is getting ready to taxi.
Scott is ready to depart while David looks on.
Scott in N4096 and Ed in N325M make a low pass.
Doug Triplet with Mina Mandibles and her sister, Vi.
Bob Katz flew up from Los Angeles for the first time in his M-18C, N4155 accompanied by Scott Lewis.
Scott, Bob and Ed.
Michael, Bob, David and Scott.
Dave Mazzola put in a brief appearance this year, having flown up from Lake Elsinore, CA.
Shortly after this photo was taken, N4181 was flown up to Idaho by its new owner, Mike Gossett.
Mike and Ed.
Ed, John, Rose, Bob, Scott, David and Michael.
Skydivers were very active that weekend, most landing just behind the hangar.
Photos by Doug Triplet, Michael Harms, David Favrholdt and Mike Madrid
Last updated: 2013-11-05