Just spent the weekend in Fredericksburg Texas with the RV group, started as a ad hoc post by Dan and Kaern, and ended up with about 30+ planes and a well organized series of events. T82 is a nice airfield and the Hangar Hotel is a cool place to stay. Lots to do in the area with museums, wineries, shopping, LBJ ranch etc. Place is a tourist magnet so population triples on the weekends.
Cudos to Dan and Karen, Fred and Judie, and Bill for a fun, low key weekend.
Doug Reeves posted about a potential run for the texas group to go to the Hard 8 Barbecue joint in Stephenville (weather permitting), well of course the news travelled and it was a great day to fly so a group of us from Oklahoma decided to participate
Winds were great going down with a 40+ kt tail wind at 6500 ft and the flight (292 SM) only took about 1.5 hours burning 7.8 GPH
Seems everyone had the same idea as the place was packed with a long wait line. Had people fly in from Houston, Austin, DFW area, Ok city and Tulsa.
Good place to fly into for lunch, normally there are interesting aircraft around and the food is not bad. Limited ramp parking space and you have to watch the parking on the grass as there are potholes that can snag your gear pants (busted one on a friends RV on the most recent trip).
Stearman Field Web Site
This is a link to Bill Schlatterers Petit Jean 2017 photo album, great pictures of the event.
Petit Jean 2017 – Great time had by all 🙂