Earlier this month, I moved back to my home state of Iowa. In my search for somewhere to do a little tailwheel flying, I discovered Walter Aviation at Independence Municipal Airport (KIIB). Dad and I decided to head up there one fine evening to attend their weekly cookout.
The burgers were hot off the grill, the soda was cool, and the folks were Iowa nice. And they had a shiny red Decathlon – wait, no – it’s a Citabria that looks a heck of a lot like a Decathlon. Either way, it’s fun to fly (as I would discover at a later date.)
We chatted a bit with the FBO’s owner, Jon Walter, and checked out the planes on the ramp. I forgot how nice it is to just stroll leisurely on a GA ramp, with no ID badge, no escort, and no TSA!
Jon even took the time to show us inside one of the immaculate T-hangars, and we put our names on the waiting list.
All in all, a fun and informative summer evening. We’ll be back to KIIB!