Flying in Los Angeles, July 2007

I spent a week in the US but couldn't get a flight back on the Saturday, so had to stay one more day. I read all the time in the EOC magazine Coupe Capers all about fly-ins on the West Coast USA so I contacted Linda Abrams who is based in LA and Dan Hall who is the EOC Director for California. There was no fly-in planned but Dan very kindly took me up in his excellent CD flying around the greater LA area. Can you imagine flying around London looking at the sights? There doesn't appear to be a "glide clear" rule here, or if there is then you just land on a highway. In the evening I met up with Linda Abrams who unfortunately couldn't make the flying. Many thanks to both of you for making me so welcome!

Heading for the coast
Heading for the coast
Dan Hall, who heads the SoCal Ercoupes Owners and myself left
Dan Hall, who heads the SoCal Ercoupes Owners and myself left
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Dan's panel
Dan's panel
Banner towing
Banner towing
Los Angeles harbour
Los Angeles harbour
The Queen Mary
The Queen Mary
San Pedro
San Pedro
Coastline
Coastline
Disneyland
Disneyland
Final to Chino
Final to Chino
Dan's bird
Dan's bird
Air museum
Air museum
Big radial
Big radial
Bullet holes
Bullet holes
Air racer
Air racer
The Proud Bird
The Proud Bird
Dinner
Dinner