Mary didn't feel great this morning so instead of flying to Ocean City MD for the weekend she decided to hang out at home. I could not pass up the gorgeous wx so I sent an email to Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue (MAESSR). There was a transport available from Goochland, VA to Egg Harbor NJ, that's in my comfort zone. I wasn't sure what the wx would be like after yesterdays powerful winds and light show so I waited to make the go call this morning. MAESSR filled the transport by ground, so I let them know I would be available if needed.With the rescue flight shot to heck I decided to just go fun fly. Mike was busy with his list of things to get done and Vince was going to a concert with his brother, it was looking like a solo flight.
David Stow was working on his interior (airtex carpet upgrade) at South Jersey Regional, KVAY and invited me to meet up for lunch. That works for me, a new airport and new restaurant.
|08Romeo at the Runway Cafe'|
OK, engine clean, cowl reinstalled and pre-flight completed. I launched for VAY deciding not to file, instead just slow and low over NJ. I headed east towards the Cedar Lake VOR (VCN) then turned north when clear of Philly's Bravo but keeping clear of McGuire's alert space. A fun flight with Philly tuned in, but no flight following.
|Top picture looking north, bottom picture looking south|
I called Dave and we met at the Runway Cafe'. Great chili and I added a BLT for my lunch. It was great to catch up and talk flying. We are both looking forward to getting our Brides out for a nice dinner, maybe a beach run will be involved. Thanks Dave for picking this one up, he only let me leave tip. Next round is on me!
|Delaware River over the nose|
|Delaware memorial Bridges, Twin Spans|
It was a fun day of flying and worth the trip to catch up with David. I also got to add a new airport to my list!