A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Alton Bay Ice Runway

February 4, 2017
Emilie Phillips

The Alton Bay Ice Runway facebook page announced they were open, so every pilot group everywhere planned to fly up. The problem with every pilot group all at once deciding to go, is then I had to pick between groups. Tyson was off leading an AMC trip up Mt Washington. So it was just Isaac […]

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Lunch at Alton Bay

February 1, 2015
Tyson Sawyer

Emilie went to Cardigan to teach backcountry skiing at the NH AMC Winter School, leaving Isaac and I as bachelors for the weekend. Our neighbor suggested flying up to Alton Bay (B18) for lunch. When Isaac and I walked down to the hangar, the winds were near calm. By the time we were airborne, the […]

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After Thanksgiving Breakfast

November 30, 2014
Emilie Phillips

The weekend after Thanksgiving we didn’t have much planned, so we flew off to a nearby airport, Keene, with some of the other local pilots. Gary came along with his new to him 4 seat 170A, so for the first time he could bring a bunch of his kids. I joined Tyson in the Bearhawk […]

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Owls Head Maine

November 22, 2014
Emilie Phillips

I flew Gary, another pilot on the field, up to Owls Head Maine to buy a Cessna 170A. He picked a cold Saturday morning with not much sun and a 40 knot wind from the southwest. The RV had been parked for a while waiting for an oil change and some brake work, and then […]

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Hot air balloon launch

September 20, 2014
Emilie Phillips

We were dragging our feet through a normal lazy Saturday morning until I put two and two together and realized the bright colors through the trees and noise outside meant there were hot air balloons launching. We quickly dressed and bundled up for near freezing, and ran outside. We arrived at the runway in time […]

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Alton Bay

April 1, 2014
Emilie Phillips

There is a seaplane base at Alton Bay, one of the bays on lake Winnipesaukee. In the winter time it freezes over and they plow it as an ice runway. Normally it is only open for a few weeks. And with winter storms we have found it hard to get there. This winter I went […]

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July 4th at Brookline

July 4, 2013
Emilie Phillips

July 4th the neighborhood had our usual flying and barbeque events. Tyson joined the crew flying over the town parade. I opted not to because of my skill level. Given what I heard afterwards, I think that was the right decision. Then we had cookout and I got to try flying a few planes.

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