We gathered at the Butte Valley Airport near Dorris California for a Longley Fly-In. Three boys, nearly 7, had their first flight in a GA aircraft at the Airport. The ground temperature was between 65dF and 70dF. It was important to fly in the morning because the density altitude can really grow as the afternoon proceeds and we wanted to assure everything was done with the greatest safety. Grandfather John Piloted, Father John was right seat and individually Jack, Joey, and Robbie traved down 16 and to the east to land at Butte Valley after about 10 minutes. All of the boys were excited during the flight. We hope they are future pilots.
Seventy-one years ago yesterday (June 6, 1944), Allied forces stormed the beaches of France to liberate Europe. General Eisenhower prepared a very memorable letter, outlining the challenge and the purposes. It is an outstanding moment of clarify. I saw a copy of the letter and wanted to pass it along.