The lid is popping off the autumn paint can these frosty nights. Soon Indiana will be in glorious color from Ohio to Lake Michigan.
To the airman, the muddy Wabash river changes to a multi-colored snake and stretches across sun washed landscapes. The deep green of our own Tippecanoe turns to a brilliant rope of candy, is haphazardly dropped upon a fancy Hoosier quilt.
From Maine to California, I believe, Mother Nature only practices with her paints. A daub of blue or green for the mountains. A splash of golden brown for the west. Typical red in the southland.
Her masterpiece is painted in Indiana. All the colors of the rainbow go into our shaded river banks, our bright to brown level farm lands. Our hilly woods are dressed in Joseph's coat.
Recognizing this great truth of nature and geography, the Indiana Aeronautics committee is planning a friendly fall air cruise. You are invited. Both Brown county and Turkey Run state parks will be seen from the air and from the ground, Oct. 17 and 18. You wouldn't want to miss them in their autumn-time splendor.
Pilots and passengers may arrive at Port-o'-the-Woods airport, Turkey Run, anytime Friday afternoon, Oct. 17. Buses will take you from the airport to Turkey Run state part for the afternoon and evening. Recreation and good wholesome food will be provided.
Following an early-morning breakfast at Turkey Run Inn, everybody takes off for Columbus airport, south and east, in time to arrive at 9:30 a.m. Buses again will take you on a scenic trip through Brown county state park. Party breaks up in time to get home before dark.
Ground transportation will cost around $1.50 per person through both parks. Meals and lodging at Turkey Run will be in the neighborhood of $5.00
You may arrive Friday afternoon for the stay at Turkey Run, or may join the party at Brown county Saturday morning at 9:30 at the airport. You may fly or you may drive.
For reservations overnight at Turkey Run, write Mr. R. E. Porter, Turkey Run State Park, Marshall, Ind. Then send a duplicate letter to the Aeronautics Commission, 306 Board of Trade Bldg., Indianapolis 4, Ind. Tell them whether you are flying down or driving. How many people in your party. Whether you are going to both parks or only one.
All reservations for this beautiful two-day airman's outing (aren't we all airmen?) must be in by Oct. 10. It's Indiana's first big public aviation party, combined with the most beautiful scenery in these United States. Let's try it. Yes?
Civic organizations in any town may get initial drawings, layouts of official markings and eventually free paint by contacting the Warsaw Aero club.
Jack Doswell, who instructed all summer for Paul Lowman, now moved across Smith Field. Jack is now with Strauss Skyways. In the meantime, Fred and Fred Kinzie off on another flying trip. This time to Montreal, Canada, where Fred will get the dope on fishing and hunting flights to the far north. toke a fishing rod along too.
Aero club is busily planning another "field day" for later in October. This one to be held at Municipal airport, will have some new events, interesting both to pilots and spectators. More about this later.
Gene Beigh and his luxurious Stinson, flirting with the clouds at 7,000 feet last Saturday watching rainbows in the setting sun. It's a pretty sight.
Warsaw Daily Times, Wed. Sept. 24, 1947