Except as noted, all images copyrighted by and should be attributed to E. Bourland Hawley.
I had become many eons ago a traveling literary gnome, inquisitive about places I had and had not visited,
walking the same paths of peoples from the past, through places once grand and still grand,
photographing images that now show me the places about which I still dream . . .

Sunday, September 6, 2015

CWC - 7TX0 - F14 - SPS - CWC

     Just landed one day and my hangar door already opened, Austin, the lineman at Kickapoo Airport, trundled over in the tractor to help me put my V-tail away, then asked me for a joy ride. "You bet," I said, happy to show my appreciation for his professionalism and good service.
     Not long after, MyMrMallory, pilot-in-command, Austin, in the right seat, and I, in the back seat, piled in during a pleasant morning. The route MyMrMallory planned was exciting: Take off from Kickapoo and land at Danaher Airport, and, if Mac McGregor was there, we would visit with him for a while. Then, take off from Danaher and then land at Wichita Valley; then fly over to Sheppard and land at Wichita Falls Regional; from there, return to Kickapoo. Few cities can claim four airports within a ten mile radius! Wichita Falls is rich in aviation history and it delightfully shows.

         Off the port-side wing, Danaher Airport (7TX0) recently received new pavement, numbers, and stripes. (Better pictures forthcoming.)

View of the new ramp at Danaher Airport. 

Mac on the lift that he employs to reach the top of the hangar. 

Tom Danaher Estate's Baron 55 and his own v-tail, recently sold.

Tom Danaher Estate's Grumman G-44 Widgeon (top), and Nord.

          View of North Texas as we accomplish Austin's joy flight, one I would enjoy repeating any time soon.

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