From far and further “70 Knotters” converge on Logan County Airport

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[June 10, 2014]     Send a link to a friend  Share

Pictures by Curt Fox

These friends, and a few more yet to arrive, gather once a year for a weeklong air travel camping trip. These are the “70 Knotters.”


Bill and Elaine Fitch from Dubuque are making their 18th air camping trip with the 70 Knotters. Their Cessna 172 is waiting to continue the adventure.

Phil and DeAnn Riter from Fort Wayne, Indiana are making their 32nd air camping trip with the 70 Knotters. They hold the record for most consecutive trips.

Dan Johnston from Cambridge, Ohio is making his 31st trip with the 70 Knotters. He is flying a Citabria.


These guys from Dubuque are making their first trip with the group. From left are Nick Hirsch from Dubuque, Iowa; Merle Meises from Galena and Bob Rogers from Dubuque in front of their plane, a Cessna 172.

The 70 Knotters create a new T-shirt each year to commemorate the trip.

David and Pam Bruce, arriving from Cayuga, Ontario, Canada in their classic Cessna 170.


David and Pam pose in front of their beautiful plane with the Canadian registry letters. Planes registered in the U.S. have numbers for identification.

David and Pam’s Cessna was built in the late 1940’s and looks as if it just rolled out of the factory.


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