SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER, SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION AND APPRECIATION OF ANTIQUE MOTOR FIRE APPARATUS IN AMERICA

January 2007 CFE Meeting

CFE Members Fly Aboard

the Vintage DC3 "Rose"

Photos By Mike Britt, Darrell Gilbert & Robert Stouffer

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CFE members boarding and settling in for the full flight. There were plenty of jokes before takeoff about how to make the squirrels run faster on the wheel that makes the props spin or getting all the passengers to pedel faster. Frank Seely and Don Beckwith buckled in and ready for takeoff!
CFE member Brian Grimes, part of the DC3-Rose crew, checks one of the engines upon startup. Getting ready for flight Taxiing
Taking off Down the runway Lifting off the runway
Heading out over the Chino Hills Over Lake Elsinore Over Doheny area of Dana Point - I-5 and PCH offramps at top. Blue roof in Center is ORC FS 29.
Dana Point Harbor Looking out at the Pacific Ocean over Dana Point Over Mission Viejo with Saddleback Mountain in the background
Over the old El Toro USMC base and future site of the "Great Park." Note the ground-up runway at the right. Over the old hangers and runways of the former USMC El Toro base. It was CFE member Mike McDonald's 60th Birthday - he celebrated by taking a nap during the flight!



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