Zenfolio | Steve Beste | Flying with the Big Dogs: Dulles International

Created 2-Jul-11
Modified 3-Jul-11
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It was all Tom Simmons' idea. He said, "I'm going to fly my ultralight into Dulles International. It'll be the first ultralight ever to land there." So I wangled an invitation for me and my trike and joined him.

Of course, we little guys have NO business there, but the Smithsonian invited us in for the Udvar-Hazy Museum's Become A Pilot Day, and the fabulous Chuck Tippett escorted us in. So it was high adventure - flying with the big dogs!

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Subcategory Detail:Small Private
Keywords:Dulles, Smithsonian, flying, trike

The Indispensable Chuck TippettSteve Beste, Tom Simmons, and Chuck TippettPre-dawn patrolNo fog!Heading east over Front Royal just before dawnGPS TrackRadio practiceStatsTom Simmons and his Quicksilver MXLight flyers in their natural habitat at the Warrenton AirparkMeet me in the middle of the airVern Wells captures the beauty of the morningGoslings in towFog burning offSlow flightLow over the OccoquanTom and Steve from the StearmanTom from the trikeJohn Franklin taking videoAny damn fool can be UNcomfortable