Post by Glider Rider on Mar 15, 2007 23:04:37 GMT -5
As we continue our journey on day 16 of the NAT tour, the schedule has us heading for Chanute, Kansas. As was the case on our previous flight, the good weather and flat landscape gives us a good view of the airfield way before we get there.
Crossing the airfield a little high so we make sure that we are at the right place. Hmmm, there doesn't seem to be any field identification on the hanger.
Great! Further on down the field they've painted the grass with the name of the city so we know we are at the right place.
The moth settles down to a nice three point landing so I taxi to the hanger for a little maintenance.
Time to do a little sight seeing around the field.
Chanute is named after Octave Chanute, an aeronautical publicist during the 1890's. His glider experiments in 1896 produced the most influential and significant glider of the pre-Wright era. It looks like these gentlemen are perfecting their skills at glider making.
As I make my way to the NAT parking area I come across this interesting structure. Now, what the heck could this thing be?
Keep thy airspeed up, less the earth come up from below and smite thee.