Story & Photos – Joseph Boyle
What a Saturday. Sunny temperatures pushing towards 75 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Every motorcycle that runs, was out today and then there were all the guys and gals with convertibles.
I love cars and motorcycles. That being said, it should be easy to understand why I made my way to the annual Fly & Ride at the South Prairie Air Field located in the Bonney Lake / Buckley area.
It was great. There was a large crowd of like-minded transportation people who were all well behaved and having fun.
The South Prairie Air Field is an aviation neighborhood. There is a long grassy airfield. Along the sides of the airfield are single-family homes with airplane hangers.
Tons of airplanes flew in from all parts of the Northwest. None of us, who remember the movie, Catch 22, ignored the warning to not cross the runway.
I picked three of my photos to share.
Man has always had a desire to fly like a bird. Photo 1 is a classic bi-plane. There were all kinds and styles of flying aircraft including experimental aircraft.
Photo 2 shows off a green 1935 Packard and a maroon 1934 Ford.
Photo 3 depicts a Circa 1937 Harley Davidson motorcycle with a sidecar.
These are simply three examples of what was to be seen at the Fly & Ride. There was no cost to get in. Some brought BBQ’s. Others had blanket picnics. If you have not been to one of these family friendly events, try it out next year.