If you need encouragement, I hope you find it in this remarkable photography by our good friends at PILOT GETAWAYS. George Kounis shot the picture while brother John Kounis flew the aircraft. And, their spectacular “target” was a beautiful Aviat Husky A 1-C flown by another good friend, Stu Horn. I was among those fortunate enough to be on the ground at Ryan Field and shot a picture of these fine aviators at work.
We all found ourselves in one of the most enchanted airstrips around, Ryan Field. The airstrip, built by Ben and Butchie Ryan next to their home, sits at the entrance to Glacier National Park and it is, as you can see, nothing short of a national treasure. The fact that we can fly there is due to the tireless efforts of the Recreational Aviation Foundation. It was their annual fly in at Ryan field that brought us together.
In whatever way you can, celebrate our freedom to fly and enjoy the company of great friends and fellow aviators this weekend.