|black/green-proposed - black/red actual|
|right cross wind departure rwy 9|
I'm still pretty sore after washing and waxing the plane yesterday but it's to nice not to fly. Vince and I met at the plane and Mike arrived shortly after we had climbed aboard. It was a quick review of the plans and Mike entered the info on his iPad and the 530, I had the 496 set. I forgot to note the Harrisburg VOR frequency but looked it up on the VFR chart on the iPad, quick and easy.
|going missed at Donegal Springs|
|jump plane pics|
|Hills of PA near R5802|
|hold it off.....|
|our wheels at KSEG|
|MUIR AAF Fort Indiantown Gap|
Applebees was close to the airport so that's where we decided to go. The place was packed but food and service was very good. Mike insisted on buying lunch since he got to go for a ride, thanks Mike! We loaded for the quick trip back and once at the airport I drove on to the ramp, this got a few looks. Hmmm...maybe I should turn around and park out in the lot, yeah, good idea. I returned the keys, paid for the fuel and thanked the man for the use of his vehicle. I did mention that I saw the Marines emblem on his back window and asked if he served, he proudly said his son did, multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. I asked him to pass along a thank you to his son for providing the very freedom I am enjoying today, he agreed.
I did an abbreviated pre-flight checking the tanks and sumping fuel, we were ready to go. A slight change in plans, we decided to head back to Wilmington and I would shoot an approach so I could meet the instrument requirements for being current, I needed just one more approach. It was a nice flight home at five thousand five hundred, taking in all the pretty sights. Vince and Mike were picking out airports and I was hands off flying in the smooth air just enjoying the ride and the peaceful view.
|more crazy jumpers|
2.9 overall and .3 simulated instrument under the foggles. I knocked out all but two of the airports I wanted to stop at even though I have been to WBW, Wilkes-Barre many times. I hope to knock Bloomsburg-N13 out the next time I am coming home from AVP or WBW.
Thanks to Mike and Vince for sharing my river tour! Thanks for the pictures Vince!