Northstars Collide 2008

PLATT 1 is a funny name for a man made reservoir located due east of Sutherlin, but it is a "regular" on the Southern Oregon float-fly circuit. June 19, 2008...

VERY nice conditions exist that allow flyers to launch planes with ease and fly in safety and comfort. The following set of pictures is the exception to the "safety" part... John Parks and Fred Sargent "went up to play" with their 85mph+ NORTHSTARS. These are delta wing, go-fast, flying boats that the boys love to use to play "Racer Boy".

All is well... John's is the blue and Fred's is the yellow... until... OOPS!

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This is not going to be a good day...

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What goes up, must come DOWN...

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John managed to "save" most of his....

John and Fred are both excellent flyers, but sometimes bad things happen, especially at close quarters and high speeds.