Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, February 15, 2010

Much, Much Better

After about an hour and a half in the air, with three landings. It was just above freezing, so I pre-heated the engine for 20 minutes while I scraped the remnants of the plow-drift from the entrance to my tie-down. The engine started right up and ran well.

Weekend flying weather around these parts has been piss-poor for the last several months. Today was tolerable, though there was a significant crosswind at my home `drome. I had some serious rust to knock off my flying skills, so I flew around for awhile and then shot some landings at a different airport which had a runway that was closer to the wind.

I saw some neat sights, including a tug pushing a fuel barge that was trying to back out of an ice-clogged channel, but it was a bit cold to think about opening the window and shooting a photo. Twenty miles east-west was enough to go from complete snow cover to mostly bare ground, which probably had something to do with the grazing hit from last Wednesday's snowstorm.

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