A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Flying and Airplanes

Brookline 250th Anniversary

September 21, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated October 8, 2019

Brookline NH held a big parade for their 250th anniversary. The town asked the airport pilots to join the parade with a fly over. It is an excuse for all of us on the airport plus some friends to do something together. Mike was going to tow a giant banner. Ed and Chris wanted to […]

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North to Idaho

June 16, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated October 2, 2019

This is the 9th day of our flying tour to Utah and Idaho. Before leaving Utah, Tyson wanted to see two more airstrips — Dark Canyon North and South. We overflew Dark Canyon South. It was washed out, but it must have been impressive to land when it was usable. The runway ran straight to […]

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Getting the Bearhawk Out of the Hayfield

August 31, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated September 25, 2019

Of all the places for the Bearhawk landing gear to break, a grass field in southern NH was much better than out in Utah, or even a paved runway. That being said, a hayfield next to a popular restaurant, isn’t the best place to leave a damaged airplane, so we needed to get the airplane […]

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Radiant cooling and hangar progress

September 15, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated September 19, 2019

Mid-September update on the hangar. Most of the site work is done. The site crew had to import crushed stone and bigger gravel for the taxiway and apron. Without it, the trucks kept sinking into the sand. We are waiting until after the outside of the building is done before we pave. They dug up […]

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Hangar progress: foundation

August 31, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated September 17, 2019

Making some progress on the hangar. By beginning of September, the foundation was in and most of the site prep was done. We knew the utility lines to the house would be going straight through the hangar foundation. The one unexpected hiccup, was we had lots of loam on our property, and not so much […]

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Fry Canyon Ruins and Slot

June 15, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated September 5, 2019

To have seen some of everything on our big Utah trip, we still needed to land alongside a big river, hike a slot canyon, and see ancient Pueblo ruins. We could fit all that in one day with a quick landing at Mineral Canyon, then on to Fry Canyon for the day’s hike.

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Sherman Field Fly In

August 18, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated September 1, 2019

Tyson has landed at Sherman Field before, but we had not yet made it to their fly in. I captured our first trip to Sherman in this video of southeastern Massachusetts strips. Today’s fly in was at lunch time, which was good because clouds from the night before were slow to lift. In the morning […]

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Land clearing for a hangar

August 9, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated September 17, 2019

It’s been 9 years now that we have lived beside a runway, and we are finally going to build our own hangar. A big thanks to Jack Belletete, a friend of Tyson’s family and a pilot, for helping us with the building design and putting us in contact with contractors. The loggers started clearing the […]

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We have two small airplanes, an RV-4 and a Bearhawk, and we have fun flying them to local small airports, and off field landings with other local pilots.

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