Yesterday we got to take a much needed break. We were able to get out of the office do a little flying and catch up with some friends for a Holiday lunch at our friend Mark Grusauski’s in Canaan Ct.
For those of that do not know Mark, he is the owner of Wingworks, LLC. in Canaan Connecticut. Wingworks is a small shop that specializes in restoring older aircraft. If the Howard he is working on now turns out anything like the last one, it will be not just another fine piece of craftsmanship, but a work of art. The wings he showed me were as smooth as a newborns’ bottom after months of filling and sanding.
The flight from Sky Acres Airport to North Canaan Aviation Facilities Airport, a small private grass strip where Mark has his business, is a short one. The air was smooth and the music from the XM Satellite radio made the trip even quicker. I had a chance to try out a pair of the new Peltor Nordica headsets, which were very comfortable and had great stereo sound. Steven swears by his trusty Telex Stratus 50D’s, but for short trips like this, the Peltors were perfect. We even made a quick landing at a strip carved out of the top of a hill called the Gash (more about that in another post!).
When we arrived some of the other guests had already arrived. There was a Cessna 180 on skis, a couple of Piper Super Cubs, two on amphibious floats and one brand new Cub Crafters super cub, also on floats. Mark got to fly the new Cub cross country from the factory this summer.
It was a nice mild day for the first day of winter, so Mark had everything set up outside and the hangar door open. There were picnic tables full of great food and plenty of folks to chat with. There was even a 1929 Model A Ford pickup that was being used to serve the drinks from! Mark put the new DVD we wrapped in an old sectional into the player, giving everybody a chance to view the 2nd edition of Big Rocks and Long Props; another great DVD by Greg Miller about off airport flying. If you enjoy that type of flying or are interested in flying, this is a must see!
After some great burgers, cooked on the grill, and some friendly conversation it was time to head back to Sky Acres and to work.
Thank you to Mark for inviting us out to your party. It was nice excuse to get out, do some flying and meet up with friends and other pilots.
Also at this time all of us from SkyGeek.com would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal customers for a successful year. We are working hard to ensure that your experience on our website is pleasant and that our customer service is helpful. As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any comments or suggestions. We are always looking for ways to improve the website and make things easier for your, our customer.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and healthy 2007.
Steven, Jeff, Sandy, Traci, Paul, Bruce, & Jackson