Monday, March 8, 2010

My World Tuesday Season # 2 Episode # 22

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Wren,  Sylvia and myself. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. 

This is the Kent State University Airport located in Stow, Ohio. This town abuts Kent to the West. It,s name, Andrew Paton Field, after the first aeronautical professor at Kent State. The hangar houses the squadron of Cessna's used in training. Thanks to Tom Arbor and Joe Todd for the info.
I was out a few days ago and got one landing.
This was today as they taxied to take-off.
It is in position to go down the runway. There is only one runway. You takeoff and land going North or South.
Most of the planes have blue markings but this one is gold, Kent state's colors.
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42 comments:

Rajesh said...

The shots of airport are nice. Sequence of shots on plane are beautiful.

KaHolly said...

Great photo essay of the little airport. It must be fun to go watch! ~karen

Carver said...

Looks like a great place to watch the planes and an interesting post.

Tom said...

Nice Tom, I've seen these exact planes a million times before as we lived only a few hundred feet west of the south approach to the KSU airport, so thanks for bringing back another memory for me. I'm not a plane expert, but I believe these planes are Cessna 152's.

Tom

Sylvia K said...

I love those planes and what a great little airport! I love watching planes land and take off! I would definitely enjoy a visit there! Great post as always, Tom! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Vicky said...

Great plane!!!! Very beautiful photos!!!!

Becca's Dirt said...

Nice little airport. I bet its fun to hang out there if you are into planes.

Beautiful rose in your previous post.

Sorry to miss the Header Challenge each week now - I get off work just when you are getting started. Hours cut.

Carolyn Ford said...

I love airplane shots! And, a nice informative story to go along with them.

Sistertex said...

I see you still have some snow drifts hanging around too. Bet you will be glad when they are all gone, won't be long now. :)

We have an airshow here we go to every year, loved seeing the planes. I will have to post some of the ones I saw at the airshow.

Thanks so much for sharing your world!

J Bar said...

Very interesting shots and words.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

ewok1993 said...

Must be nice to own one of these :)

Have a great week.

JOE TODD said...

Great post I haven't piloted a plane in about 15 years but I trained in Cessna 152s I'm pretty sure that is what those planes are maybe 172s. At any rate there isn't anything quite like being up in a small plane. I've thought about getting"current" with my license just so I could fly over the Hocking Hills,or to far away Golf courses LOL. Only problem with north south runway is if the wind is out of the east or west

Evelyn Howard said...

Wow, what a great thing to do. Really nice photos.

Stine in Ontario said...

Runways that go only in two directions sound tricky for landing. I wonder how often pilots have to land in serious cross winds! Fun photos, FG!

imac said...

Taxi, great shots Tom.

Tom said...

Great shot of the planes Thomas..... we live under the flight path for Manchester Airport... we have jets coming and going all day and into the night yet we hardly notice them now. We even used to have Concord come over when it was flying... now that was a plane to take notice of.... we are around 5 miles from the airport but could here it land.

blog with no name said...

I used to go to Medows Field in Bakersfield. My grandpa and I would sit in the car and watch the "Guppies" take off and land. Good times...

George said...

These are wonderful pictures of the airport -- even with the snow on the edge of the runways!

Small Reflections said...

Nice series of airplane photos you've captured to share ... with interesting info too.
Hugs and blessings,

Twisted Fencepost said...

Neat pics, FG!
My Mom said the airport was the place to go for couples to "make-out" when she was dating.

Lanny said...

What a lovely study in blue today, and how appropriate for airplanes!

Tes said...

Beautiful motion shot on that flying airplane. Good capture of the airport. :)

Randi said...

Great post of the little airport! I would love to s it there watching the planes land and take off!

Arija said...

Flying small aircraft is such fun. The Prof is getting to an age where it is safer to have a second possible pilot so two of our grandchildren are getting their licences as well, thus we will be able to keep flying to remote places in the inland.

Great thing to have a flying school on Campus.

LadyFi said...

Great shots... I like the snow still visible on the ground.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Dear Tom,
You had a different day there.This is a small airport but really nice.The first pic is great as the whole post!
I think I could be afraid to face this kind of adventure, I mean inside those airplanes.I'm not so confident, always worried about my flights! :)
Have a nice Tuesday,
hugs
Léia

Jenn Jilks said...

I love the shots!!! We were driving yesterday, and saw a plane - then it totally disappeared. We were mystified. The lakes aren't open and there isn't a landing strip nearby. Oh dear. I wrote a rant about changes to towns. Crazy times.

NicoleB said...

Oh, that looks like a lot of fun, taking shots of these steely birds :)

Lawstude said...

cool shots. i have been to a hot air balloon festival recently and have seen just about anything that flies and have seen a glider/plane like this one. awesome.

Darla said...

I bet that was fun capturing the planes....looks at all that snow!!

Denise said...

Really neat photos here. I love to see planes take off and land. Lovely post, thank you :)

Life with Kaishon said...

I love this little visit to the airport. How nice! : )

SandyCarlson said...

Looks like a great place. You got some wonderful shots.

Rose said...

It looks like you have a lot more snow left than we do....

Wren said...

What fun! Small airports are much more interesting than the big ones!

Glennis said...

The Cessna's are great little training planes, we have a small airfield in Blenheim that has a training school for flying and gliding.
It is great to watch them landing and taking off.
I had a flight in a cessna when I was a child and enjoyed the trip.

Andree said...

Love it. I like going to airports and taking photographs. Problem is, no airports! But someday I'll find one! Great shots.

Pietro said...

Tom, this is a really nice and interesting post on Kent State University Airport. Great shots!

Grace Olsson said...

Very nice to know more about u, dear
Congrats for the shots
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Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Amazing place! And I love old airplanes :)

Bhavesh

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Watching planes take off and land can be quite entertaining! I learned to fly (but never went so far to get my license) at a small airport like this...many, many years ago.

Tipper said...

Great shots! Looks like our little airport : )