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Federhart-Ophelia STOLport - VA99
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Added 6/5/10 Updated 9/12/13. Click on images for a larger view.
6, 2009. Donald and Wanda Goodman visit in their award
winning Stinson 108-3.
5, 2009. On the takeoff roll, the tail of the Chief is
up. With the big wing, it gets off the ground quickly.
With 65 HP, the rate of climb is less hurried. Photo
courtesy of Mike Roe.
4, 2008. Landing to the south, John Federhart brings his
Beechcraft in over the wires. This is a vintage 1952 C35
Bonanza. I took this photo from my backyard. Boy, do I
December 4, 2008.
On a warm day in December, John Federhart taxis by our house in his Bonanza.
This photo was taken before we started on our hangar.
October 26, 2008. Stan Sweikar is a regular
visitor to VA99 in his award winning 1952 Cessna 195. Though the same
vintage as the Bonanza pictured on this page, the 195 represents a very
different design approach. Here, Mike and Dee Roe
watch Stan take off after a visit.
October 25, 2008.
Photographed from the window of my Chief,
Cockrell's Marine Railway
is located about a half mile off the south end of the runway at VA99.
Since 1929, Cockrell's has been providing services to the watermen of the
Chesapeake Bay area. Andy Cockrell and
his crew provided outstanding help with the installation of the Hydroswing door
on my hangar.
April 17, 2008. John
Federhart taxis out for takeoff. I had the opportunity to fly this Cub a
couple times. It performed nicely with 85 horsepower. John has since
sold the Cub and it is now being used for flight instruction by
Aviators Unlimited in Abington,
January 7, 2008. My
good friend Rob Craig arrives at VA99 in Cessna N35540. Rob was visiting
during the early stages of construction of our house, and flew in from
Frederick, Maryland (KFDK), where we once had adjoining hangars. N35540 was our club
plane, and we shared numerous flights in this reliable bird, including one
flight to Sun 'N' Fun. Rob is now a partner in another C-172 and is building
a Van's RV-4.
October 18, 2006.
Just a short flight to the west is Jett Airpark, another residential private
airstrip. The designator is 2VA1. Lots are available. It would
take more than a sharp eye to know there is a yellow Stinson sitting beside the
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