|Morning errands with Maggie Muffin|
Vince walked across the ramp while I was finishing up my preflight. We climbed aboard and soon had the fan turning. My recent Collins fix was acting up, cutting out then coming back online. I didn't know what to think and decided to try and transmit on the thing, it worked, the radio came back online and seemed to be fine. I'll call Red Eagle Monday morning just to be safe. I made the call to ground and taxied to runway two seven. 08Romeo climbed out and with a left turn on course, we were crossing the Delaware river.
|Salem nuke plant|
|Cape May Lighthouse|
|Cape May NJ|
We taxied out to runway two eight and took off after an Archer. The plan was to circle over the Ferry Terminal and gain altitude then cross the Delaware Bay and head south, south west to Ocean City, MD. Once I got things squared away I let Vince orbit 08Romeo over the Ferry Terminal and climb to 4500 before turning west to go feet wet. Vince kept a nice orbit in place and we both kept a look out for inbound traffic for KWWD. The path across the bay was easy to follow, I said just shadow the ferry's. Cape Henlopen on the Delaware side of the bay with it's bright sand looked like we could reach out and touch it, no I didn't take a picture.
|Orbit the Ferry|
We soon departed Ocean City and decided on a stop for lunch and some go go juice (100LL) at Sussex County, KGED. The thermals were really starting bump us around for this short hop at a lower altitude. I gave the auto pilot a shot at keeping us wings level, it got a heck of a work out but did well. I feel safer hand flying and with a flip of a switch I took back control. I swapped calls with a Cessna inbound for GED who asked, what's the active. I responded with my type and tail number inbound for runway two eight. The Cessna driver continued in for runway 4. Another aircraft called in for runway two eight, the winds were 320. I made my pattern calls and advised the Cessna now on base that I would hold short of runway 4 for his landing, the runways don't cross but the taxiway at the end does, at least he thanked me.