The 30th annual Bowman Field Fly-in was held on August 27th and 28th. I visited the event on the first day. Bowman Field (B10) is a small grass strip in Central Maine in the town of Livermore Falls.
There were dozens of interesting aircraft visiting, from a 1928 Travel Air (see photo) through 1940s Aeroncas and Cubs to more modern variety. I am definitely visiting this event again next year.
I shot 300+ photographs during the couple of hours I was there. Here are some examples.
At about 11:40 am I witnessed a landing accident: A 1948 Cessna 195 (N4352V, c/n 7261) rolled over after touching down. The aircraft was damaged, but luckily the pilot and his passenger were unhurt except for some scratches. Flying was suspended until about 1 pm when the runway was cleared and flying could resume.
Some of My Favorite Aircraft
I think my two favorite aircraft at the event were a 1970 Champion 7GCAA Citabria (N9058L, c/n 220-70) owned by the Down East Emergency Medicine Institute and used for search flights, and a 1955 Cessna 170B Businessliner. The former had a neat “Search & Rescue” color scheme; the latter was in pristine condition with original interior, and the owner even showed me the original owner’s manual.