Brady & Ethan are ready for their flight to Dallesport.
Graham family pose next to the trusty Diamond DA-40 trainer aircraft Steve rented for picking them up.
Brady and Ethan pose with their pilot prior to their flight.
After some instruction Ethan serves as "autopilot." Note the concentration apparent on his face.
Brady enjoy his flight from the backseat as well.
Arrival at the Dallesport and collecting their gear for the start of their vacation.
Here the route showing KBDN to DSD to KDLS with slight variations to explore some cloud formations.
Here is lunch at Everybody's. Brady had the hottest wings ever and enjoyed the sweet potato fries.
One accomplishment was that Brady executed his first complete program on his BB8 with guidance from big brother Ethan.
We assembled the Aeromot AMT-200S "Super Ximango" touring motor glider and ready it for flight.
The hangar is quite empty with only one plane these days and the Ximango out and assembled. New plane arrives about Labor Day.
Brady works on his BB8 programming plans and Ethan is ready with advice.
Pixie has her own space in the hangar and she keeps an eye on the boys.
They are hard at work prepping.
Ethan gets a cockpit checkout from Steve.
The intrepid pilots are about to close the canopy and depart.
Just prior to engine start.
We all know how much Brady likes cupcakes, especially when they have a big "B" on them for Brady (or sometimes Brian).
Brady likes his gourmet cupcake with oreo cookie icing.
Brady has a stock of pineapple juice in the hangar.
Now that Brady is a gourmet of fajitas he enjoys checking them out. He says these chicken fajitas were good.
Here is a bat house at the Sliwa's. Ethan and Brady are considering this as a project for Black Canyon Woodworks.
During ground school Ethan is asked to explain the aerodynamic forces during the roll-in to a turn.
Brady checks out the blackberries and raspberries in the backyard.
Brady practices contact juggling.
Brady demonstrates his prowess with contact juggling after only a couple of hours of practice.
Brady joins his sailing class and they take roll call.
Ethan puts on a winglet during assembly of the Ximango.
Ethan continues the assembly of the Ximango on day 2 of flying.
Monday's lunch included Dairy Queen, which they indicated was a 'normal' lunch.
Kiteboarding lessons for Ethan and Brady will be at Cascade Kiteboarding.
Travis helps Ethan and Brady get ready for their first kiteboarding lesson.
Ready to go for their first lessons.
Here is a video snippet from our second flight together.
Ethan comes back from Kiteboarding on his 2nd day.
Ethan is unfolding wing by himself.
Ethan unfolding a wing.
Completing the assembly.
Ethan has enjoyed spotting the paddle-wheel boats on the Columbia River. We spotted one while flying.
Here is a picture of the Dallesport from over the Google Data Center.
The Dalles from over the Google Data Center.
Taking off on July 13
Had dinner at the 3 Rivers Grill.
Columbia Gorge Hotel where the folks are staying.
Brady gets his sailing certificate.
Boys went to WAAAM Friday afternoon.
WAAAM was a good visit.