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

Friday, January 16, 2015

40 Days!

That's how long it's been since the weather and availability have permitted me to go flying. This afternoon was just gorgeous: Low winds, clear skies, temps in the mid fifties. I got in an hour before dark and shot three landings. Maybe I need to fly less, for those landings were all smooth. I did two 3-point and one wheel landing. All no drama.

Some guy had a stuck mic on Unicom. At least he wasn't singing to himself.

Beautiful day to fly. A fair number of pilots were bagging off work and going flying. As did I.

Airport rules require airplanes in the shade hangars to be tied down. The pilot of this Cessna 206 might as well have used baling twine.


Imagine that you have a nice house in the country on a quiet road. You never know what might happen across the street. I'll bet that these two homeowners sometimes feel like opening up a vein.


This farmer may be off the grid, a bit:

3 comments:

mikey said...

I'm not one who by temperament or training wants to hold a perimeter, but I can't help but think how comforting it would be to be that farmer. Crops, meat, electricity, water. With enough rum and ammunition I'd be happy to hunker down there for an open ended period.

Murphy's Law said...

It is good to get out and shake the rust off, isn't it? weather and work have not been kind to me here lately as well.

As to the "tie down", a couple on our field (both much nicer than mine) are tied down only in a technical sense. Just waiting for that really good wind to come up this spring, and hopefully I'll be there to see it.

Comrade Misfit said...

I tie down with single-braid 5/8ths inch nylon line and I tension the wing ropes when I tie it down.

Today was pretty nasty for winds. If I had somewhere to be, that'd be one thing. But for fun? Nah.