Flight to Winslow

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  1. Cardinalguy

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    Flew the Cardinal KJTC - WINW on Sat. 11/25. Nice calm flight that took 1.0 hrs. Firstly the airport is named Winslow Lindbergh Regional Airport and there is a big hangar from the 1930's. The hangar has TAT printed on it from the Transcontinental Air Transport which Charles Lindbergh helped design the route across country. Winslow was a stop on the first commercial transcontinental air transport airline that flew Ford tri-motors. Information link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcontinental_Air_Transport
    We walked the mile to town and stopped at the "standin on the corner" site made famous by the Eagles. We had lunch at a very good mexican food restaurant and then walked over to the La Posada hotel/restaurant/museum. It was also built in the 1930's and is nicely restored and historic.
    info link: http://laposada.org/
    Return flight was only 45 min. with the tailwind. Would recommend a stop in Winslow if you're ever in that area. We'll take the taxi to town the next time though.
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    The TAT hangar.
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    Ms Cardinalguy standin on the corner'
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    La Posada entry.
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    La Posada grounds.
     

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    Was there a girl in a flatbed ford?
     
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    I was just there last month, although we flew into Show Low. My impression of Winslow, I can see why Glen Frey was so damn happy that girl was going to pick him up. :)

    Actually, it was a fun trip and enjoyed the area, especially the Meteor Crater.
     
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    You got that right.

    OP, are half of the runways still covered in 2-3’ high weeds???



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    Great pics! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    That is affirmative!
     
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    The Ford was there, but no girl!
     
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    Guess I made the right choice to stay at 5,000' AGL last time I was near Winslow...
     
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    It’s amazing if you sit there long enough at the Winslow hotel, you can see trillions of dollars of hardware just sitting there C0FBC55B-69E3-4A92-B90A-CA8017258D93.jpeg
     
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    Did you notice that the Ford reflected in the "window" on the mural is backward? It shows a right-drive pickup.
     
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    Think I might fly up there soon. I used to hunt coyotes on the south side of meteor crater
     
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    Hey CLM!
     
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    Is the Mexican restaurant still there near the FBO ? It was excellent. No need to go into town.
     
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    Yes it is, we'll be trying it the next time.
     
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    And the self serve fuel pumps are hidden behind the FBO/ Mex Restaurant. Been a few years since I’ve been there.

    Winslow is also a rail town. Distance/time worked that crews needed to be changed out, so it became home to a lot of railroad workers.
     
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    A condition of TWA’s order for the Douglas DC-1 (DC-2 was the production version) was that it be able to take off from the highest airport on their route on one engine. The demonstration was done at Winslow in September 1933.
     
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    That's interesting, wouldn't have thought that's possible.
     
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    Hmmmmm..... wonder what happened to her. She was in the Ford last time I was there about 2 years ago.
     
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    I stopped there a few years ago and asked the line guy about the girl in the flat bed Ford...without even looking up...he said Dude, is 20xx, she is in the Old Folks Home at the end of Runway 29.

    That ended that line of questioning pretty abruptly.
     
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    Would Winslow be a fun location for a POA fly-in in AZ?
     
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    I would attend if I'm in town.
     
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    I was hooked with the "good Mexican restaurant." Heck yeah I'd be there.
     
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