Throwback Thursday: Aviation Edition
While I don't make an actual appearance in this picture (which is okay, considering I weighed then about 40 pounds more than I do today), it's a throwback to July of 2009, when I went to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies in Cooperstown, New York.
On the way from our hotel in Cobleskill to Cooperstown, we happened upon a tiny airstrip-- the kind that really isn't much more than an open stretch of well-maintained grass, along with an old barn that apparently was being used as the hangar.
2009 apparently marked the airport's 50th anniversary, because on the side of the barn was a banner that read, "Cooperstown-Westville Airport - Celebrating 50 years of relatively safe flying".
RELATIVELY safe flying?!? What's that supposed to mean? "Well, yeah, we've had a couple of planes go down through the years, but all in all, it's been RELATIVELY safe..."
It made me glad we were DRIVING to Cooperstown...