Driving home from work Monday, I noticed a couple of what were unmistakably Aeroncas tied down in the grass at Hook Field.
This afternoon, there were more than a dozen of them.
By the end of the week, there'll be more than three dozen.
This is the week of the National Aeronca Association convention, which has been held on Hook Field in Middletown for many years.
Why this venue?
Because this airport was home to Aeronca for a number of years and remains home to Aeronca's sucessor company Megellan.
This airport also offers your choice of pavement or grass runways and many pilots prefer to land a taildragger on grass.
Always nice to see all of these vintage fabric just-for-fun aircraft in a group, although I do feel sorry for those pilots who get stuck on the ground well into the following week due to the severe weather we often see around here in late June.
12 Accord LX 22K HGMO 0W-20
09 Forester 64K PU 5W-30
02 Accord 134K G-Oil 5W-30
01 Focus ZX3 98K Synpower 10W-30
95 BMW 318iC 150K Defy 10W-40