Bf-109 Check Out for Stevo

Some visits to an airport can be a total loss.  Nothing of interest happens and you come away with no shots worthy of note.  On other occasions, you get a surfeit of riches.  I had one such evening at Paine Field.  It included a sortie by FHCAM’s Bf-109.  I saw it taxiing out which looked good and then found myself being joined on the mound by Steve Hinton.  Steve’s son, Stevo, was being checked out in the 109 that evening.  He took of a flew a little general handling before returning for a few patterns.  The 109 is a great looking plane, particularly with the right engine installed.  Having someone like Steve alongside to discuss what was going on was icing on the cake.

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