Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in our weekly series called simply the “Friday Photo.” Each week we’ll share a great photo taken from the cockpit – one that shares the joy, beauty or fun of flying. If you’d like to join in, send your photo and description (using the format below) to: email@example.com
The view: My first selfie! (Grandma wants to know how the grandsons are doing)
The pilot: Chuck Tippett, with grandsons Ryder and Maverick, plus Dixie the family dog
The plane: 1946 Piper J-3 Cub
The mission: I am off on Mondays and spend these days with “my boys.” A drive to the beach is two hours; even in the Cub at 65 mph, the flight is less than 45 min. We all fly down in the morning and spend all day having FUN on the beach and back home by time grandma gets home!
The memory: It will last a lifetime! Their dad (my son) soloed this Cub 13 years prior, on his 16th birthday. Grandpa will be celebrating flying for his 30th year this November and is a CFI.
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