Ames Multi-Engine Fly-In 2006

Report and photos by Lloyd Swanson and Starla Byrum

Pilot Aircraft
Frank Annette, Cambridge, IA A-26
Mark Taylor
Ames, IA
P38, White Lightin
P38, Mama’s Boy
P38, Putt Putt Maru
Rick Simmons
Omaha, IA
Bill Botts
Ankeny, IA
Cessna 310
Tim Johnson
Owatonna, MN
P-81s, De Havilland DH89A Dragon Rapide
Rich Cronk
Nevada, IA
P-38, Lil Devil
Tim Mattke
Nevada, IA
Twin Star
Robby Newton
Boting Brook, IL
Twin Stick
Twin Star
Mean Temperature 72 °F / 22 °C
Max Temperature 84 °F / 28 °C
Min Temperature 61 °F / 16 °C
Dew Point 59 °F / 15 °C
Average Humidity 70
Maximum Humidity 93
Minimum Humidity 54
Precipitation 0.17 in / 0.43 cm
Sea Level Pressure 29.71 in / 1006 hPa
Wind Speed 12 mph / 19 km/h (SSE)
Max Wind Speed 24 mph / 39 km/h
Max Gust Speed 32 mph / 52 km/h
Visibility 9 miles / 14 kilometers


The Planes

Frank Annette heads out for another windy mission

Bombs Away!

Frank Annette flies his A-26 into action

A-26 bombing run

Frank brings her in with flaps and gear down

Mark Taylor braves 30 plus mph winds with his P-38

Mark's P-38 coming home after another successful mission


Congratulations to those pilots who flew as after 10 AM the wind never fell below 20 MPH. The pictures are all the flights as of 3 PM.

Lloyd & Starla


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