Phil Ciholas hosted the September MAAG meeting at his Eagle Field northwest of Wichita on Saturday, Sept 11, 2010. He provided a lunch of barbecue, potato salad, and beans. Most of the usual suspects showed up as well as about five visitors. Everyone had their fill of the goodies as well as some great desserts that some of the members brought.
It was interesting to see some planes that had not been at the Halstead Fly-In. Some were Ed Merkel in his MkII:
And there was Arlo Schroeder’s famous “Hawk Pshaw”. The airframe was George Meyer’s “Li’l Tloot”, but Arlo painted it in the colors of the Curtiss P-6E and it has been a favorite since the ’60s.
Terry Burger taxiing out for departure.
Luke Perry attended in his T-6.
The really unique thing about Eagle Field, though, is its hangar. It was once a movie theater. At least the structure was. When Phil heard that they were going to demolish the Crest Theater at Douglas and Oliver, he figured that the steel framework would be suitable for his hangar that he was getting ready to build. He went to the demolition crew and made arrangements to purchase the steel framework. The steel was trucked out to the field and Phil built his hangar with it.