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Monday, July 16, 2018:   The Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport was a busy place when vintage bi-planes showed up.
Brainerd was on an American Barnstormers tour.  Lots of people booked rides on planes that were built back in the 1920s.
They are slow moving, noisy and have open cockpits.  How could anyone have more fun?
Pilot David Mars was there with his plane, Checkers.  He looked right for the job so Mark booked a flight over Brainerd.  
Mark got in and away they went.  Yes, an open cockpit...no need for air conditioning.
The Mississippi River, near the old paper mill, is not far from the airport.
The hydro-electric dam was worth seeing.
Downtown Brainerd showed off it's famous concrete water tower.  The town looks different from the air.
Then it was off to Gilbert Lake.  Gilbert Lodge with its green roof was just visible.  Gilligan's island is in the top of the photo.
A better view of the Lodge from the south side.  The Minnow boat can be seen to its left.
Then the lakeside, as seen from north of the Lodge.
Finally, it was time to head back to the airport.
There were more people getting rides that day.
The Oh, Brother barbershop quartet was there to entertain folks.  The act included their rendition of a flying song.

Quote of the day:     Stay tuned for more barnstormers fun.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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