Alpine, Texas Fly-In
Welcome to Alpine, Home Of The Last Frontier
The Commander Conga line at Alpine Municipal Airport
Perfect soft-field landing & rollout...keeping that nosewheel off just like we talked about in the briefing
Greg Walker & son getting their Commander situated at Terlingua Ranch. 2 demerits for using a *real* chock rather than ranch rocks.
"Ok the plan is Greg & son go horseback riding, Tim you climb that mountain, and I'll go in search of the nearest beer hall."
Dinner at Alpine in a 1920's era cowboy hotel
The tiny dot center screen is Tom Grove on final approach to Terlingua Ranch
"Steve, can you park a little loser to me...I can still slide a piece of paper between the wings" (actually an optical illusion)
Commander butts and that Citation thing
"You want me to land on *that* thang?
Welcoming committee at the Bad Rabbit Cafe. alpine
Tom Grove and friend. alpine
Yep, those are Commanders down there! Steve said he'd sell us Sparky Imeson's Mountain Flying Book to get us out of here
Some say desert scenery is an acquired taste - I think we all acquired it! What we all learned from this trip was that Steve Posner may know a little about flying but that boy don't know squat about *good* chili ;-)
The crew taking in the sights at Ft. Davis, the highest town in Texas
Tim Brown, disappointed that visibility dropped down to 100 miles - sorry we just had a dust storm move thru. alpine
Life is tough at the Indian Lodge in the Davis Mountains. "Do we have to eat *again*?"
Enroute to Terlingua Ranch, Nine Point Mesa inbound on the dirt road standard approach