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Central Oregon OPA Chapter

Pasco Flyout November 2001

Saturday morning arrived and the skies were blue and beautiful. We checked the weather and going to Independence was not an option but going to Pasco was great.

We (Don and Norma) flew out to Bend where were joined by Mike Brownlie and Denise Pinkerton in Mike's Mooney. Then Gary and his co-pilot "Kimmy" showed up with Gary's Turbo Centurion. We all waited until about 09:00 and took to the air. Gary had a low battery and took off a little after the other two planes but was only moments behind us when we landed.

We went straight to Pendleton and then turned toward Pasco in order to avoid the Restricted Area around Boardman. Everything went flawlessly except that when Gary extended the gear to land, his battery went dead and he used his handheld to communicate with the tower. The F.B.O. put his battery on the charger while they drove us around the field to the eatery. they bent over backwards to give great service and came and picked us up when were finished feeding our faces. We were a little late for breakfast, but the food was good.

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Mike Brownlie
Mike Brownlie
With Gary's battery all charged and okay, we all headed west along the north side of the Columbia past Arlington (avoiding the Restricted area) then headed toward home. there were clouds but absolutely no problem.... it was a beautiful flight both ways and a great time was had by all. Story by Don Wilfong

Photo Credits: Don Wilfong


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