Nice weather and a good turnout of planes drew spectators all day long at the 2009 Lucky Hand Fun Fly. Flying Lines photo
Bouncing back from a lightly attended 2008 event, the annual Willamette Valley summer highlight, the Lucky Hand Fun Fly at Bill Riegel Model Airpark, drew lots of fliers and a full day of flying of all kinds of airplanes.
Planes ranged from tiny 1/2-A models to serious Precision Aerobatics Stunters, and there was even a 1940s vintage Fireball. A number of fliers brought out nostalgic .049-powered planes, and most of them flew. Weather was overcast, almost no wind, and pleasant.
Everybody drew a poker card for each flight, and Greg Hart took home $70 for drawing the best hand. Gene Pape and Mark Hansen drew good hands for merchandise prizes. There were fourteen fliers entered in the drawing.
Left photo: Leo Mehl's Arctic Fox made several flights, one of several stunt planes in attendance. Right photo: Two of Gene Pape's little planes. Flying Lines photo.
Ron Bennett (left) and "dealer" Mike Hazel at the poker table. Craig Bartlett photo.
Left photo: Bruce Hunt's Cardinal in flight. Right photo: Lots of equipment for such little planes.
Left photo: Craig Bartlett prepares the Fireball for a flight. Right photo: Gene Pape's Lil' Satan made several flights. Flying Lines photos.
Greg Hart's winning hand.
This page was upated June 22, 2009