Cactus Fly-In 2009

Held at Casa Grande, AZ. Cactus fly-in is centered around antique aircraft, but quite a few homebuilts and later model airplanes show up. They do set aside a separate area for homebuilts at the Cactus. For 2009, I was there on March 7. It usually runs two days, and as of 2010, they had settled on Friday and Saturday, with Sunday being a non-public day for people to travel home, if they stayed through Saturday.

Lila and Evan, ready to go.

Carol and the kids with a shiny C-170.

Eric and Lila with the Culver Cadet.

Piper Cub.


Stearman close formation fly-by.

Beech 18.

Storch replica (Jabiru power).

Steve Pettyjohn's Sonex. The brother of the guy poking his head into his Hummel Bird built and flies the Sonex near Portal, AZ.

N82482 cockpit. Builder Robert E. Petersen, Baby Ace Model D. A/W date 11/29/95. Currently registered to Dennis Hall of Tucson.

N82482 front quarter view.

Cygnet. I believe this one is based at KRYN.

Cygnet shoulder wing.

Cygnet - cockpit.

Storch - engine install.



Reflections in another C-195.

Here is the rest of that C-195.



A different Howard.

Stearman row.

Beech 18.

Interior, same Beech.

The biggest airplane there.

Another, much smaller flying boat.