Father-Daughter Flying, Camping, Fun!



Another example of family fun traveling to SnF. Meet Jeff Shultz and his daughter Nicholette who traveled here from Jackson, Mississippi in the Sonex Jeff built 2 years ago. It’s the first trip in the Sonex to SNF. What a fantastic opportunity for father-daughter bonding! It’s Nicholette’s first fly in and camp and she was all smiles about flying being better than driving.

The trip here was completed in two stops and Jeff is very cautious about carrying extra fuel in case holds were needed at Lake Parker and as luck would have it ATC asked Jeff to go around with a tight turn around the tower, who’s occupants were then treated to a fantastic view of Jeff’s military paint scheme on his Sonex, inspired by a Mustang paint job. How fitting for a show dedicated to the Military this year. BTW, Jeff pointed out that they need to travel light in the Sonex so he only brought 2 magazines, both of which were Kitplanes. And as for Nicholette, she said her favorite airplane is the Mustang. There has to be an aspiring  pilot in her I’m sure!

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Vic Syracuse
Vic is a fixed-wing and helicopter commercial pilot, CFII with ASMEL/ASES ratings, an A&P/IA, DAR, and EAA technical advisor and flight counselor. Passionately involved in aviation for over 40 years, he has built 11 aircraft and logged over 10,000 hours in 72 different kinds of aircraft. Vic volunteers as a Young Eagle pilot, has his own sport aviation business called Base Leg Aviation, and has written two books on aircraft prebuy and condition inspections.


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