About 20 planes and at least as many cars converged next to a private runway for a public open-house pitch-in event at Timberhouse Aero Estates Saturday afternoon and evening. Timberhouse Aero Estates is located between Lafayette and Crawfordsville near Romney, Indiana. Several private homes line the turf runway at the private airport.
Vintage planes from the late 30’s and early 40’s joined the fun in a pitch-in gathering that welcomed Taildraggers, “nose-draggers”, powered paragliders, powered parachute static display, model planes, commemorative Air Force planes and one helicopter.
Corbin Meyer started organizing the informal event just two weeks ago. Weather co-operated to attract a nice variety of aircraft and flying enthusiasts.
Russ and Susan Kaspar flew the 12 minute ride in a 1941 Taylorcraft from Frankfort Airport (KFKR) to Timberhouse (31IN) with a pecan pie to join in the fun. Kaspar’s 1941 Taylorcraft landed on the 3000 foot lighted turf runway and parked beside several other vintage planes basking in the beautiful weather. The 1941 Taylorcraft plane flown by Russ Kaspar was beautifully restored in the 1990’s by Frankfort Jeweler Jim Ellis.
All Photos by Corbin Meyer.