I could tell right off the group would be a delight. A couple of the participants had flying experience in gliders and ultralights, but other than that, the group’s overall experience with recreational flying was limited. Despite that, participants were all excited about their event choice. The morning was perfect for flying, with a gentle breeze from the south and a partial high ceiling, boding well for smooth air. As our van pulled into the seaplane base parking lot, they murmured in excited expectation when they saw the three Piper J-3 Cubs and Maule aircraft parked along the shore and on the ramp, ready and waiting. They couldn’t wait to get into these birds and go flying! In fact, when the two who were slated for the Maule saw the Cubs, they requested flights in the Cubs too, if there was time. And there was.