The 2011 Trip
Part 55 – C-FKEV Maybe

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

We were thinking about the strange aircraft we saw and heard last evening. It was pitch dark so all we saw were the lights. We have seen and know the sound of the Ultra-lights but we have never heard C-FKEV. From thinking about it we would be willing to bet it was a sister of Kevin's plane with the modified Volkswagen car engine. Kevin built his aircraft from a kit and it is known as a Rand KR2. Whatever it was we hope it comes back, low and daylight so we can get a good look at it.

There is a parachute training school down the road a ways like the one back home at the Waterville airport. So far we have had two parachutes land nearby. We have had a couple of Ultra-lights fly over the park. We have had no hot air balloons as yet. Bob in the trailer behind us is from Montana. He was telling us that there were hot air balloons at a celebration of some description west of us a few days ago. There will no doubt be a few of them around here for some special occasion before long. This is great country and weather for flying. There are a number of flying schools in Arizona because of this.

We will be trying some amateur radio and will send a vicious CQ on 14,023 now and then between 1900 and 2000 UTC. With luck we may work Sam, VE1YVN. Do not be shy, if you hear us jump in.

We were up at 7:30 AM to a nice sunny but windy day. We could hear the wind in the night. Joan and Karen went to church. There was more wind around noon so maybe Bob and I should have gone to church also. The wind continued all afternoon. Joan worked on her quilt she is making and I read and listened to 20-meters all afternoon. We could hear stations in Maine and on Chesapeake Bay but the signals are not as hot as they are back home next to the salt water. Around supper time the wind died out to flat calm.

We did our dumpster run in a beautiful clear calm evening with a number of aircraft flying around but none of real interest.

That was the day and another real good one

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