Just Plane Fun

We Share Fun Aviation Stories With You

In 2020, the COVID pandemic cancelled most air shows. Some, like Oshkosh, held virtual events. Some aviation museums are starting to reopen slowly. Hopefully people are busy in hangars restoring antique airplanes and readying them for when we can all get out and travel again.

It's no fun to be grounded when you want to fly and explore.

We have had a personal setback too, with some health issues slowing us down.  We don't have the time to check on which venues are still viable and which are things of the past.

So... Post COVID our advice is to check with each air show or museum to see if they are open and operating.  Stay safe.

Just plane fun is what we have when we're hanging around antique airplanes.

We wanted a place where we could post things quickly when we're traveling to airshows or finding airplanes on our travels....

This page is a place where we can share the fun.

Some of these little postings will turn into full pages later.

Some may never go beyond the fun we write about here.

Some are just about a plane or sign we saw on the side of the road, and this little posting is all you need to see....

Some are about something funny that happened when we were traveling that made us think of airplanes... even though we weren't at an airshow.

Check them out below...

I survived Sloshhosh... too much rain!

Silly, short stories...

Like when we were in Sloshkosh...

That's what AirVenture 2010 in Oshkosh was called because of all the rain!

Some are about events that stir the emotions... one that we put up as a full page is on the Arsenal of Democracy Capital Fly-over on the 70th Anniversary of VE Day.... May 8, 2015.

Then there was a flight which was just plane fun was when we flew the Bamboo Bomber for a special birthday...

That was all about having a "Sky King" moment.  Family and friends got into that one with us, so we got lots of photos to remember it by.

And just for the fun of it, we even wrote a page about Prehistoric Flight after a visit to an exhibit about Pterosaurs.

You Can Share Too

This is also a great place for you to contribute.

We have pages where you can share your favorite airplane, airshow or aviation museum.... but this is a catchall where you can send any info you have to share with all of us.

We'll share our travel finds, and you can share yours... together we'll have lots of fun finding antique airplanes, air shows, or just sharing fun stories about finding airplanes on your travels or in your neighborhood!

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If you want to read our stories, scroll to below the invitation... you'll find a list of our postings as well as contributions from other vintage airplane lovers.

Feel free to comment... rate our little aviation stories... or correct us if we've got something wrong...

Remember we're not experts, we just want to share our enthusiasm for antique airplanes.

Just Plane Fun….!!

That's what we have when we're hanging around antique airplanes and airplane lovers. We'll be telling you about where we've been having just plane fun. This form will let us post where we've been quickly and write more in depth later… but it's not just for us. If you have some fun facts…. share them!

Just Plane Fun That We're All Having...

Click below to see the quick updates on where we've been having just plane fun and for the contributions from other visitors to this page...

Street Cars of Desire 
That was Mark’s idea, ...but what do streetcars, rail cars, and trolleys have to do with antique airplanes? Well, when air show season is over, sometimes …

Effective Advertising For An AereoTaxi Service? 
Well, I have to say it must be effective advertising for an aereotaxi service, because it certainly caught OUR eye! I do admit that almost ANY airplane …

Yak Attack In Mongolia 
A yak attack? In Mongolia? You're right... it didn't really happen. We HAD gone to see the Russian Federation Air Force Museum at Monino. We've …

Zlin Low Take-off Roll or What? 
OK, you already know that this Zlin isn't even flying... And you know it's not exactly an antique airplane. So what's this all about? Bottom line is, …

Antique Airplanes At the Royal Wedding 
Who knew there would be antique airplanes at the Royal Wedding in London? We were not about to get up at 1 in the morning which is when the coverage began …

Best Camera For Flight Demonstrations? 
I can't tell you which is the best camera for flight demonstrations, but I can tell you it isn't our little point and shoot. We went to Phoenix for …

A Fly In of A Different Sort 
A colorful fly-in happens every morning in Manu National Park in Peru. This isn't about antique airplanes, but the flying is so impressive, we wanted …

What Is A Furball? 
The Camarillo Airshow promised a furball. The warbird tease was, "The four hour narrated flying exhibition will conclude with an exciting flyby of WWII …

Yak Nose Art Makes You Smile 
We're been seeing some fun Yak nose art at air shows we've been to. Yaks don't seem quite as exotic at American air shows anymore... there are a fair …

Flying Tigers Wannabe? 
OK... OK... it's not an antique airplane, but a Flying Tiger wannabe should be included here, don’t you think? When we saw this Xenos painted this way …

Airports in Iceland 
We thought the "Flugvollur" signs that pointed out the airports in Iceland were just plane fun... whether it was a paved strip, a grass strip... or a lava …

PZL-104 Wilga in Estonia 
The PZL-104 Wilga caught our attention as we were driving on Highway 1 in northern Estonia along the Gulf of Finland. We were driving from Tallinn to …

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Find 'em, See 'em, Fly,'em! And have a great flight!
Judy and Mark

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