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John and Brenda Lake in character at the 2011 Columbia gathering.

California Dreamin’ Fly-In 2012, Like Totally, Dude!

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Join us at the Tenth Annual Northern California GlaStar & Sportsman Fly-In on October 6-7 in the Gold Country town of Columbia, California, for...
Landing at Oshkosh.

AirVenture – Oshkosh 2013

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Flying to Oshkosh in an airplane you built yourself is way up there on every homebuilder’s wish list. Although my husband Steve and I...
L to R: Steve Zaleski, John Lake, Marc Cook, Dave Hulse, Richard Eastman, Gail Hulse, Tom Fleming, Anita Fleming, Dave Prizio, Mike Meier, Ed Zaleski, Michael Sandling, Mike Ray, Dave Ammenti, Teri Ray, Chris Wills, Brenda Lake, Ann Walker, Anne Ammenti, Dave Carberry, Lynda Ann Farrar with Dave Ammenti's truck (Arlo Reeves behind the camera).

Hillbillies Reunited: Ninth Annual Northern California GlaStar & Sportsman Fly-In

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Thanks to all who flew to Columbia this year to for our Fly-In and Hillbilly Hoe-Down. It was great fun being there with you! Eleven...

Alaska to Oshkosh, Part 3

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Plenty has been written about Oshkosh so I will not say much about AirVenture 2019 except it was awesome. It is weird to reminisce,...
Columbia 2014. Photo: Dave Ammenti.

12th Annual Northern California Glasair Aircraft Owners Association Fly-in October 3-5

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Join us for the 12th Annual Northern California GlaStar/Sportsman Fly-in on Oct. 3-5 in Columbia, California! This fine fall fly-in takes place at one...
Sportsman N2CQ-camping

Airplane Camping in a Sportsman

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Some years ago I purchased a used, flying Glasair 1 RG. At the time, that airplane fulfilled my mission for going fast and doing...

Doing Business with the Glasair III

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"You try to do too many things when we go someplace," is a comment I'll sometimes hear from my wife, Bonita. And I guess...

The Kit in the Really Big Box

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Written by Julie Passmore. Julie suffers her husband Rod's obsession in Forest, Virginia. Notes from the bitter better half When my husband called from Oshkosh a...
Coast above Derby, not a good area for an outlanding.

Around Australia in the GlaStar

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Three years almost to the day after completing my 15-year GlaStar build, Sue and I have returned from our 4,653 nm around Australia flight....

Florida to Washington

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N75LN made the trip from Florida to the Arlington Fly-in this year. Even though we averaged 20-knot headwinds on the flight there, and had...