Sharyn had researched the area around our current home at Mountain View RV Park and found a blurb about the history of the Airport at Madras.
When we arrived I was struck by this inspiring sight...
... an image of seeing Mount Jefferson from the air and a glimpse of why pilots love to fly.
Originally known as Madras Army Air Field, this was a World War II Army Air Corps training base for B-17 Flying Fortress and Bell P-63 Kingcobras. today we saw the Lockheed PV-2 Neptune 148360 previously housed at Tillamook Air Museum, Oregon
It is a sleek and graceful looking airplane especially with Mount Hood as a backdrop.
Inside the offices Tracy Berg the owner of Berg Air invited us to visit share a coffee and wander around
... and the relaxed atmosphere of the fireplace den setting.
The offices also had many photos on the wall like this historic photo of a group of aviators and their parrot (try to find the parrot if you can)
Thought for the Day ~ "To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything." ~ Otto Lilienthal
Note: Otto Lilienthal (23 May 1848 – 10 August 1896) was a German pioneer of aviation who became known as the Glider King. He was the first person to make well-documented, repeated, successful gliding flights.