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:
Pilot getting into this replica of a 1930s-era Pietenpol Air Camper:
I had a really hard time getting my engine started, so I only got to fly a short time before sunset forced me to land. Flight 142, first in Missouri:
I continued east to overnight at the FLYPPG paramotor school near Fowler, Illinois. See the trip map for today’s drive.