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NutmegCT
07-19-2008, 06:16 AM
A couple days ago I went up to a fly-in near Portsmouth NH. Wanted to check out some gyroplanes scheduled to participate by the Yankee Rotors club.

I'm glad I made the trip, but due to high wind, nearly everyone was out "shopping" at the malls! Ultralights don't take kindly to gusty conditions. I did see one original Piper Cub J-3 from the 1950s, but the rest were all recent model ultralight machines. It's the Cub that's flying over the field in one of the last pictures. Unfortunately, the only gyroplane there when I visited was an old Bensen-type.

Most were standard ultralight fixed wing, but there were also a couple power parachutes and a trike. Here's a link to some pictures:

Sanderson Farm Fly-in (https://s224.photobucket.com/albums/dd23/freemangarden/Sanderson%20Fly-in/?albumview=slideshow)


Non flash version. (https://s224.photobucket.com/albums/dd23/freemangarden/Sanderson%20Fly-in/?action=view&current=DSC00089.jpg)

bugimike
07-19-2008, 08:39 AM
Lovely setting! That looked like a nice outing!!!

vping
07-20-2008, 04:39 PM
Why is it called the Sanderson fly in?

NutmegCT
07-20-2008, 06:34 PM
The fly-in is held each year at the airfield on Sanderson's Farm, outside Greenland NH on Rt 151.

The Sanderson family host the weeklong event, providing camp sites, swimming, and "tower control". They just request a $2 donation for space to park your car. Quite a family.

Tom

vping
07-20-2008, 08:08 PM
Wouldn't be Dave Sanderson would it?