First Grass Landing!

It only took 10 years but in July of 2013 I finally made my first landing on grass.  The Sunday Morning Breakfast Club – SMBC was meeting up at Hartenbower Airport – 2v3.  I called my pilot friend Jeff B. the night before and we met early at the Champaign airport on Sunday morning.  The weather was beautiful and we beat most of the crowd to Hartenbower but within a short time there were a lot of planes all coming in to land at the same time.  The field was in great condition and the landing was uneventful.  We parked on the edge of the field and had a good breakfast.  Jeff had to get back to Champaign for another engagement so we didn’t stay long.  My soft-field takeoff wasn’t perfect but we were soon off the ground and heading back.  We had planned to stop in Pontiac for fuel but luckily we realized prior to landing that the FBO wasn’t open and the fuel pumps were not self-serve so we continued back to Champaign.  I’m looking forward to landing at some other grass strips now that I have finally landed on one.  There are quite a few here in Illinois.

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