A group of us from Moontown (3M5) planned a flyout Saturday down to Gulf Shores, AL (KJKA) for some seafood at LuLu’s. Problem was, the weather turned crappy in south Alabama. What to do? Why - fly north instead to Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge (KGKT) at the foot of the Smokies of course!
4 RV’s with 7 folks wheels up from Moontown at 0900 for the approximately 1 hour flight to KGKT. Beautiful weather and scenery on the way up, particularly as we got up into the Knoxville area and the mountains. Landed and took our place on the ramp at KGKT.
Lunch at Holston’s Kitchen in Sevierville was the plan. Got one of the courtesy cars and managed to get all 7 of us to the restaurant by making 2 trips. Great lunch at Holston’s - recommended!
Back at the airport after lunch, we toured the Tennessee Museum of Aviation
which is right on the field (large hangar in the background of the photo above). This is a really nice little museum and well worth your time if you find yourself in the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge area. Lots of aviation artifacts and aircraft including two P-47’s which fly periodically.
Had to get a group picture of the motley crew on the ramp, then it was time to go.
The weather was still great for the flight back. Quite a bit of haze, but that is what the Smokies are all about right?
All in all, a fun outing on a beautiful Saturday!