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The following is a collection of the most interesting and unique of the aircraft that visited this summer....

The owner with the last flying Sopwith Camel.Plaque on the side of the Camel. (click to see full plaque)Camel parked in front of the old barn, June 2005.

It was a big thrill for us when the last flying Sopwith Camel, the airplane that Snoopy flew, arrived to spend the night with us.

Diamond Aircraft, DA40 taxis out for departure. Our grandson Nathan is rolling out on his first plane ride! A powered hang-glider arrives.

One of the greatest parts of this experience was getting to share it with one of our grandsons! The ultra-light above is what Ginger likes to call a "flying lawn mower." The engine is about the same as that in a large lawn mower and the thing packs into a bag that will fit in a car trunk.

The ever popular American Champion, or The As all good things must, a visit to Lee Bottom comes to an end.

A typical day at Lee Bottom will have from one to five aircraft visitors, with rare days of no traffic at all.

Muffie with her best friend, Ace. (click fo another shot) Of the many Steerman planes that came by, this was my favorite. (click for close-up) Pam says

Our dog and the resident airfield dog became fast friends too. We made several trips up with different pilots while we were there, but never managed a ride in one of the ultra-lights. I think Pam would have kept this one!

Drew Middleton in his 1948 Super Cub from Piper. This Vari-Ease made a couple of low passes, but didn't stop. Thie Lake 200 was the only plane we saw that you can fish from!

Pilot Drew Middleton, on the left, was the first to take Pam & I for an aerial tour of the area. Not every plane that came by, stopped in.

This DeHavalin Tiger Moth was the main British trainer into WWII. This version of the Tiger Moth was introduced during WWII. The kit airplane known as an RV7a.

These were some of the planes that came for one of the monthly ice-cream socials at the field. On the far left is a 1937 Tiger Moth that Pam & I each got to ride in. The one next to it was an improved version of the Tiger Moth. The red/white plane was built from a kit.

Two Robinson, R-22 helicopters arrive from Louisville for ice cream! This is what draws the crowd. Ice cream and conversation.

One Sunday each summer month is "Sinful Sundae" when the pilots gather for a fly-in ice-cream social. Our largest social had 32 airplanes and two helicopters on the ground at one time, just for ice cream and fun! These folks like to eat & visit almost as much as do we RV travelers! But the high point of the summer is always the "Wood, Fabric & Tail-wheels" fly-in. This year the weather was too low for VFR flight to our north, yet we still have very close to 200 airplanes on the ground at the high point of the day.

Airplanes began to arrive as soon as the fog lifted enoungh to land! The Zin was a trainer from the Iron Curtain countries. A 1999, A1A from Aviat Aircraft Inc. This Pilatus, PC-12 was flown into Lexington on a charter flight and spent the day with us for the fly-in. This 1930 New Standard D-25 was shot by Bob Burns. Rich & Ginger's Gull-wing Stinson, a very rare plane. The Piper Cub, one of the my favorite planes for pure pleasure flying. The Beech Stagger-wing leaves the ground.

As seasons always do, the summer of 2005 has become history, but it will never be forgotten. What a wonderful summer we had!

Muffie & Ace were always ready to ride along in the golf cart. Our main taks was mowing the field. In this case our grandson was assisting. A view of the field, late in the day as the aircraft depart. (click for a full view)

Notice the airplane flying over our motorhome in the last picture.

Pam is ready for flight in the 1937 Tiger Moth! The Robinson, R-22 that I took my aerial pictures from.

The first shot is Pam, all set for her trip flying second seat in a 1937 Tigermoth, an open cockpi, biplane that was a WWII trainer. The last shot is myself posed beside the helicopter which I was in when I took the aerial pictures of the field & the one above with an airplane passing over our motorhome.

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