Post by Glider Rider on Mar 26, 2007 23:32:25 GMT -5
NAT day 21 has me flying in style. The enclosed cabin keeps the wind out of my face but all that the fans can do in this July weather is just keep everything below the boiling point. Many dignitaries are with me in the passenger section so I need to keep my barnstorming to a minimum today.
The huge blimp hanger on the horizon makes the best beacon in the world. I shouldn't have any trouble flying directly to the Akron airfield.
We've made it with plenty of time to spare. I can't get over the size of that Goodyear hanger! I bet we could fly through that thing. Hey, that gives me an idea! I take a quick vote of the onboard passengers and I see more thumbs up than down. So that means...
WE'RE TAKING A LITTLE DETOUR! ;D
Now that was fun but the looks I'm getting from the administrative types on the ground don't look too cheery.
I quickly land the plane and smooth all the ruffled feathers in the main office.
I'm getting my tail out of there as fast as my three engines will take me. Plenty of hanger space at this airport.
Don't you just love the green tops on the terminal building?
I have a funny feeling that this is where I'm going to be sleeping tonight.
Geez, with three engines to fill up I'm glad they take plastic.
One more day to go and we will finish at the place we started, Ford Field in Michigan.
Just some interesting facts........back when I did the original scenery and was researching the project, I learned it can RAIN inside the airship dock.......The model in the scenery is actual size. I did the model to the original 1928 specifications.
The green colored roofs come from tarnished copper plates! Worth a mint now, but alas, with progress have been replaced!