Views of the Neighborhood – Lakeway Air Park Celebration of Alan Babin’s 20 Years of Life

Today we will visit Lakeway’s Air Park, where a celebration of Alan Babin’s 20 years of life takes place. It was 20 years ago the Army medic was severely wounded while saving others. If you want to read more about Alan, you can visit my post HERE.

We will have pancakes and sausage at the airpark, and our entertainment will be Lee Greenwood.

 

Picture of an old time school bus

So get on the bus and let’s go.

Here we are at the air park. The marker tells us we are in the right place.

The tables are ready for the pancake breakfast.

A tribute to Alan. Since he was a medic, he has the nickname “Doc.” Today, in addition to the open house and breakfast, Alan will be taken on a flight around Lake Travis escorted by a warbird.

Here is the plane that will take Alan on his ride. It is a 1973 BEECH C90

Incoming is the War bird that will escort Alan’s flight.

A taxi to position.

A 1949 NORTH AMERICAN T-6G was used as a trainer for naval aviators. Others have flown in for the occasion.

A 1943 Aircraft: Beechcraft D17A Staggerwing

A 1946 Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser with flotation.

1946 Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser without flotation.

A 1963 PIPER PA-18-135 with flotation.

A 2021 Vans RV-10

Folks looking at the plane that will take Alan on his flight.

The Producer caught a shot of the flight.

Well, that is the tour. So, let’s join the others and enjoy those pancakes while we listen to the music. I hope you have a great week.

 

 

65 comments

  1. Looks like a great day. Love all the old airplanes.

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    1. Yeah me too.Thanks, Darlene.

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  2. The planes appear so tiny compared to what we are used to flying on. Love the breakfast, the music, and the views!! ❀

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    1. Thank you, Annette.

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  3. Everyone looks to be having a great time at Doc’s birthday party! I hope he enjoyed the trip – he deserves it, and to think, he’s only 20!!

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    1. Yes indeed. I think everyone had a great time. Thanks, GP

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  4. Beautiful memories captured in treasured aircraft. What a wonderful celebration, John. As always, Greenwood brings folks to their heart. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I thought this captured the spirit of Easter as well. Thanks, Gwen.

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  5. Two thumbs up here, one for celebrating Alan’s life and service, and one for the fabulous aircraft.

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      1. πŸ™‚

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  6. BTW, how old is Alan?

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    1. Not sure but about 40.

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      1. A young guy. I bet he loved that ride!

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      2. He had always wanted to do it and the group at air park made it happen.

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      3. My goodness, that is wonderful!

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      4. πŸ™‚

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  7. Those are some cool-looking planes.

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    1. Yes they are. Thanks, Charles.

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  8. What a fun and life-affirming event! (Pancake breakfasts are so small town–I love it.)

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    1. Yes. I agree on the small town aspect of a pancake breakfast.

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  9. Terrific post, John. Great photos of vintage planes. I’ll read the hero’s story. As for Lee Greenwood’s tribute to America, I get goosebumps every time and maybe a tear. I love our beautiful country and I only hope someone will still be singing his song 10, 20, 50 years from now, and longer. Have a wonderful Easter, John. Thank you for all your time and energy in entertaining your readers.

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    1. Thank you, Steve. I hope you have a Happy Easter too and I appreciate your lovely comment. Like you, I hope America will survive for another 50 years.

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  10. It’s really great to see the Lakeway community continuing to honor a true hero! All those classic aircraft and a pancake breakfast add to the festivities and the song by Lee Greenwood tops it off just right.

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    1. Thank you, Tim. It was a weekend of being grateful for people like Alan. (and you )

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  11. Two great topics. The β€˜Doc’ and the planes. I love the old planes.
    And HAPPY EASTER to you and The Producer.
    Hope y’all had some pancakes too.

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    1. Thank you, Tom. Happy Easter to you as well. Too busy taking photos.

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  12. What a wonderful way to honor this hero. 😊 Thanks for sharing, John, and Happy Easter! πŸ˜€ ❀

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    1. I agree, Marcia. Happy Easter to you

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  13. Those planes are amazing! What a great way to honor Alan Babin (I hopped over and read your Fri-Yay post about his courageous and selfless aid to others). And that song by Lee Greenwood is one I could listen to on repeat and never tire of hearing. Happy Easter, John!

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    1. I agree with you, Mae. Happy Easter to you and yours.

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  14. Looks like a great event. Beautiful vintage aircraft. I once heard Lee Greenwood perform Proud to Be an American at a military convention. Major goose bumps!
    Happy Easter and have a happy Dyngus day tomorrow.

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    1. I got to get some boiled eggs and sausage together. Happy Easter and Dyngus day to you, Dan.

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  15. What a wonderful tribute to a true hero. Wishing you and The Producer a blessed Easter, John.

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    1. Thank you Jill. I wish you, Derrick, Your Mom and Dad the same.

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  16. What a wonderful tribute for this hero.
    Those are beautiful planes.
    Happy Easter, John, to you, the Producer and the girls (four and two-legged)!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. Happy Easter to you and your family.

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      1. Thank you, John πŸ™‚

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  17. Awesome planes, John. Thanks for bringing us along. Hugs.

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    1. Thanks for coming along, Teagan.

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  18. What a wonderful way to celebrate and a great reason. Happy Easter, John.

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    1. Thak you, Dan. Happy Easter to you as well.

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  19. I loved seeing those vintage planes. A well-deserved celebration for a hero.

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    1. I think so too, Joan. Thank you for coming along.

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  20. What fun! Happy Easter.

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    1. Thank you, Sandra. Glad you could come along.

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  21. Perhaps your best tour of the hood to date.
    Thank you John!
    πŸŽ–πŸ‘DOCπŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

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    1. Aw thanks πŸŽ–πŸ‘DOCπŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

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      1. Welcome! I know. It’s hard to one up Doc’s emoji love! πŸŽ–πŸ‘DOCπŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

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  22. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Looks like fun, John and a great event. Love all the planes.

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    1. It was fun. Thank you, Denise.

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  23. What a wonderful way to honor Alan. Those planes are so colorful, but the small space inside triggers my claustrophobia – I’ll just stick with large jets. Yay for pancakes!

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    1. Thank you for going along, Teri.

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  24. Love all the photos and what a great celebration, John. Breakfast was delicious too. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. 😊

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  25. A lovely day, tribute and feast. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Debby.

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  26. What an awesome way to celebrate and tribute Alan!
    The planes look really neat.

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. 😊

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  27. HI John, these are all great planes but I particularly like the orange one. It looks fabulous.

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    1. It is a beauty, Robbie.

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