The Lincolns purchased this home in 1844, two years after their marriage and sixteen years before Lincoln was elected president. It is the only home the Lincolns ever owned:
Touring the house:
I had arranged to fly with a group of pilots at Wilbur Wright’s birth home in Indiana, but winds were too strong, so I continued East to overnight at the Cracker Barrel of Sunbury, Ohio. See the trip map for today’s drive.
Dawn at Carrollton Memorial Airport in Carrollton, Missouri:
Unfortunately, my starter failed. I took it apart and fixed the problem:
Fellow PPG pilot Tom came out to watch the flight:
By the time I fixed the starter, it was too late in the day to fly. I watched the crop duster come and go:
The plan was to do my first flight in Illinois tomorrow, so I drove east to Monroe City, Missouri. It’s hot today, so I worked in the library until late afternoon, then drove to the airport to try again to fly Missouri:
I continued on to Gardiner, Kansas for my first flight in Kansas with the Kansas City pilots. We had a dozen pilots in the air for my flight 141. There were also three fixed-wing planes in the area, so it was good to have the aviation radio so I could hear what they were doing.
Flying low over corn:
I continued east to overnight at Carrollton, Missouri’s airport, where I hope to fly my first flight in Missouri.