On August 19th, the Experimental Aircraft Association had a pancake breakfast/fly-in at the Mason-Jewett airfield. I recently sold all of my Canon camera equipment and switched to a Sony mirror-less camera, an Alpha A7 II, and this was the perfect opportunity to run it through it’s paces.
I met up with a guy I used to work with, Michael Kraus, who builds his own airplanes. His current one is the third he’s built on his own, and he’s helped a friend build two others. This one’s a Kitfox Super Sport 7 with a Rotac R2800, 7 cylinder radial engine that produces 110 HP. It’s an all fabric covered aircraft, and he did an absolutely beautiful job on it.
At the 2017 Ohskosh fly-in he won Grand Champion in the Light Sport category.
I especially like the paint scheme he did on the tail.
It was a nice sunny day, and there were a lot of aircraft that flew in. I’ve never been very good at identifying cars, and the same applies to aircraft, so I’ll just show a bunch of pictures of some of the planes that showed up.
There was another Kitfox in attendance.
There was quite a few biplanes. I’ve always liked the way the old radial engines sound.
There was a kit biplane too.
There was an old restored Air Force trainer.
Here’s a home built gyro-copter that was pretty cool. I didn’t get a chance to see it fly though, that would’ve been cool.
A home built ultra-light.
There was also a model T club that was there with some beautifully restored cars.
I spent a few hours wondering around and taking picture and video with the new camera. It’ll take me a bit longer to get used to the position of the buttons and how the menus work, but overall I’m very happy with the Sony A7 II.