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McBride Field - anyone from Iowa?

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I made the now closed  McBride Field for XPlane. It is a small field located near Cedar Rapids Iowa and I did fly and hang out there for many years. It closed recently and so I wanted to recreate it for some remembrance flying. Using WED and Sketchup I made the hangar, admin building and some odds and ends and placed them in an almost correct position.

 

Here are some pics (2nd one is real) of the work so far.

 

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If you are from Iowa and have a grass field airport that you love let me know because I am looking to do some more. I am thinking of getting the Airfoillabs Cessna and flying from McBride to other small airports nearby.

 

This site, "Abandoned and Little Know Airfields of Eastern Iowa",  has got me motivated; http://www.airfields-freeman.com/IA/Airfields_IA_E.htm

 

The main reason for McBride is that I spent one magical summer there when my friend decided to teach me to fly his Cessna 150. I got to fly all over eastern Iowa, taking off and landing at several small airports. We also flew RC from McBride and kept all our planes in the small admin house near the hangar.

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