|glider base to final|
|glider on final|
Winds were 310* at seven gusting seventeen so my plan was to use runway two-eight. I entered the pattern on the crosswind and with a Mooney in tow landed long to help clear the runway a bit quicker.
It's always a fun time catching up with the woodbine bunch, a good group of pilots that keep the breakfast run tradition alive. We sat and chatted for a bit then headed out to the ramp. I had to sump since I took on twenty-three gallons at $5.22 with a motor fuel tax refund of .23 a gallon.I launched from two-eight and made the bumpy flight home in a quiet cockpit. There was only a flew blips on my PCAS and a call or two on the shared CTAF (123.050) of New Garden and Ocean City MD. I made a call ten south for my position report and full stop intentions. I heard two planes in the pattern and one glider that I would have to contend with as I entered the downwind for runway two four. Pretty stiff crosswinds on final along with me floating it down the runway, I somehow managed to get 08R home and still remain airworthy.
I definitely noticed that I had no heat today. This will not work on our trip to Boston so another trip to the hangar this week to remove the cowl and investigate is in order.