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Monday, March 26, 2012

Vintage Flying in Australia

Some of you may remember our story from a few years back about running into Roy and Primrose Fox at Oshkosh. Hailing from Australia, and possessing wonderful personalities, we quickly took a liking to them. Roy and Primrose were there because Roy had brought his Comper Swift and Klemm to the show and I couldn’t believe our luck of running into them.
You know those kinds of people you meet and immediately consider them friends? Roy and Primrose are those people. It’s a shame we live so far away from each other. It would be great to spend more time with them. If you ever get a chance to meet them I advise you to do so.
Anyway, the reason I brought up the subject was that I had wanted to go see Roy and fly with him to the Antique Aeroplane Association Fly-In at Cowra. Unfortunately, several things blew that out of our calendar. Therefore, I am forced to get my jollies from the fly-in by knowing Roy was there wearing the official Lee Bottom uniform. He bought the sweatshirt last year when he visited our fly-in and he sent us the photo seen here to let us know he’s getting the full mileage out of it.
Note: Roy and Primrose have an airport in Australia that is amazingly similar to Lee Bottom. In fact they could almost be considered, like the old Sister Cities, Sister Flying Fields. Look for us to have more information about their place in the future.

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