I recently got a job marking trails for an OCR company, and it just so happens that my first race is only 90 minutes from Hank’s old home in Chicago, and more importantly, the airport he used to throw his money at, Cushing Field in Newark, IL. Hank realized his passion for recreational flying over the last few years and has his pilot’s license, which frankly hasn’t been getting enough use these past 6 months.
We would like to have a runway in Makerton and a fleet of ultralight aircrafts to cruise around in. But as of yet, Hank is the only one with any flight experience, and none of us have any ultralight experience. Unwilling to let any opportunities pass us by, Hank and Iain began planning their own trip the moment they realized where I was headed.
Next Monday, June the 13th, we will all be going to Cushing Field to fly some ultralights. Perhaps even more exciting is that Iain and I will take turns flying with Hank in a real Evektor SportStar, just to make sure our appetites for flight are properly whetted. While the runway at Makerton will just be long enough for ultralights, we all would like to have full pilot’s licenses eventually… and maybe even a Makerton plane ; )
For any enthused readers and potential makers out there in Illinois – if you have an interest in flying or just want to hangout and chat, please send us a message by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and hopefully we can meet at the airport, fly some ultralights together, and/or share a meal after the day’s festivities.