Woodie On Short Final!
With the Pontiac complete, it was time to take it back home
to Arizona in time for the Seibold family Fly-In at Valle, Arizona. Valle
is located about 30 miles from the South rim of the Grand Canyon at the
junction of U.S. 80 and Hwy 64. Valle Airport is privately owned and is
home to Grand Canyon Airlines and John Seibolds private aircraft collection
Curtiss Robin C-1 was part of Grand Canyon Airlines original
The Ford Tri-motor, built in 1929, prepares to take guests
on a quick flying tour of Valle, Arizona.
First built in 1925, the Ford Tri-motor was the first commercial
aircraft to take passengers coast to coast, but the trip could take several
days and, early on, included legs on a pullman train. We're guessing they
still managed to lose peoples luggage.
Randy looks over his should with a smile. Behind him, passengers
include a couple of Arizona Civil Air Patrol cadets.
A view of the museum hanger taken from the Ford Tri-Motor
as it takes off. Along the front of the hanger are a row of vintage fighter
jets. From left to right they are; a Lockheed T-33 trainer, a de Havilland
Vampire, a MiG-15, and an F-84 Thunderjet. Behind the hanger (on the right)
you can see a Convair VC-131 Samaritan outfitted for civilian passenger
Though Randy and Peaches did not get to fly over the Grand
Canyon, they did take a day trip and took this great picture from the south
John and Liz Seibold.
Sunset, Valle airport, Valle Arizona.