Sloas Airfield in Warren, Ohio is a nice 3,000 foot long grass landing strip that sees occasional use, except for 1 day a year – this day.
This was the day for Wings and Wheels. As we entered we immediately passed by a fantastic Porsche.
Hurried by the Cobra.
Skipped the Ferrari…
Even blew by the Superbird, because on this day cars were anything but the Superbirds.
The ‘Wings’ part of the show were the stars.
Taking off and landing throughout the day.
We were literally standing next to the runway for the takeoffs.
The classic cars lining the far side of the runway.
The pilots were showing off their skills.
Many completing low passes down the length of the runway.
Before gaining altitude and heading out.
The weather was perfect, a few big puffy clouds.
The ‘crew’ were the volunteers.
Old school leather helmets were in order.
Biplanes have a majestic look to them.
Another one heads skyward.
I would estimate there were about 50 airplanes when we arrived, many parked with their owners hanging out or checking out the rest of the planes and the cars.
The noses of the various plans are very distinctive.
As well as the tails.
An immaculate Piper Cub.
Even a couple of ultra lights.
We spent most of our time in the planes, as we see custom cars all the time.
Another one heads out – we were happy we were there fairly early as by noon many had departed.
And he takes off for home.
While one returns.
The symmetry of a small plane.
This photo illustrates how close you were allowed.
Planes everywhere you looked.
An excellent paint job for this biplane.
Future pilots perhaps?
Even the Porsche pales in comparison to this.
Inside the hangar is a museum with numerous models.
Most of the models were custom built.
All of the models had amazing detail to them.
We headed back out into the heat to check out a few more airplanes. This one is a 7/8 scale Italian WW1 air force plane.
The owner of this is an American Airplanes pilot. It must be strange going from 737s to a 2 seater.
Finally it was time to fly on out (ok – drive). What a great event.