I decided to stop by the Ann Arbor Airport on the way home from work tonight. It was pretty windy, so I wasn't really expecting to see any planes.
As I approached the airport, I noticed this plane getting ready to take off. It is a Piper Arrow III.
I was pretty sure it was taking off to go somewhere and not to do touch and goes. As I said, it was pretty windy.
It moves into the spot to take off.
I kind of like this sign, although I'm not sure what noise abatement for general aviation would entail.
It starts to roll for a takeoff.
As the plane took to the sky, the wind grabbed it a bit. It did not look like a fun takeoff. I followed it for a bit until I was confident it was going somewhere.
The Cessna 310 from the 50's.
This plane is known as a Lake Buccaneer and was developed in the 1950s. It was derived from a plane called the Colonial C-2 Skimmer. In 1959, the Lake Aircraft bought the rights. A little over 1000 were built.