1. The EAA description of the fly in

  2. Picture #26 shows the SF260D in the line of departing aircraft.

  3. The video of landing at Eawards They pan the SF260D at 4'45"

  4. The EAA story with links to pictures and the video.

  5. Pictures taken from 10,500 feet on my way out to the fly in. In early September I learned of a fly in at Edwards Airforce Base dry lake bed. They were only going to select 100 airplanes for this fly in, via a lottery. I put my name in the hat. After 6 days they had to close it due to 2000 applicants.
    The following week Edwards called and informed me I was selected not only for the fly in, but to be on the war bird flight line. (It was your choice of the BAF paint that did it!).

    On the 30th of September I flew 406FD out to Fox field in California. It took 11.5 hours of flying and almost 13 hours total to get there with 3 gas stops. Mileage was just under 1750 nm. The Edwards fly in was October first. It was the first time the military allowed civilians to land on to the dry lake bed. This was the place were Yeager broke the speed of sound, the X 15, Space Shuttle, and on. I was excited. Fox field is only 15 miles from the lake bed at Edwards. It was a short hop and an Oshkosh style arrival.

    After landing and parking on the war bird line we had a history of Edwards, X15 project footage and lecture. Lunch and a airspace safety briefing. All too soon it was time to depart. Every one had to be airborne by 4pm as the lake bed is officially closed.

    Here we are looking at the dry lake bed. The black line down the center is oil put down as a guide. To the distant right you can see the yellow SF60D. Scroll down to the last picture at the bottom of this site to see a larger view of the SF260.

    Enclosed are a few pictures of the dry lake bed and airplanes. I also saw Larry Kingry's old airplane there. A fellow who started the "Lost Squadron" Tee shirts and accessories bought it and had it painted to look like....

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    In early September I learned of a fly in at Edwards Airforce Base dry lake bed. They were only going to select 100 airplanes for this fly in, via a lottery. I put my name in the hat. After 6 days they had to close it due to 2000 applicants.
    The following week Edwards called and informed me I was selected not only for the fly in, but to be on the war bird flight line. (It was your choice of the BAF paint that did it!).

    On the 30th of September I flew 406FD out to Fox field in California. It took 11.5 hours of flying and almost 13 hours total to get there with 3 gas stops. Mileage was just under 1750 nm. The Edwards fly in was October first. It was the first time the military allowed civilians to land on to the dry lake bed. This was the place were Yeager broke the speed of sound, the X 15, Space Shuttle, and on. I was excited. Fox field is only 15 miles from the lake bed at Edwards. It was a short hop and an Oshkosh style arrival.

    After landing and parking on the war bird line we had a history of Edwards, X15 project footage and lecture. Lunch and a airspace safety briefing. All too soon it was time to depart. Every one had to be airborne by 4pm as the lake bed is officially closed.

    I flew over to Santa Monica to visit with Ray Myllyla (the Marchetti mechanic) and have him do a little work on the airplane. There are 2 reasons for this; first off, it would take 2 days to fly back to Michigan (the time zones are against me) and I had a trip to Lisbon the next day. Second, I just jumped on a Delta flight from LAX to Detroit.

    After a good night sleep it was off to Philly to fly to Lisbon. It all worked very well.


    Look to the right of the dividing line in the far distance and you will see the Yellow and red SF260D.