Mary and I decided to leave our airport car in Ocean City MD at KOXB. So, this week we planned on a flight to the beach in order to top off the fuel, give the car a good run then cover and add a solar charger.
Early to bed on Friday for an early morning flight today. One problem, Mary is so tired from the IV Migraine cocktail three days this week that she asked me to look for someone else to go. I sent a text to Mike but no response, I followed up with a text to Vince and he was ready to go.
|Delaware River at the top of the Delaware Bay|
I took over on down wind abeam the numbers and squeaked in a nice landing making the first turn off. Hmmm, maybe New Gardens narrow short runway is honing the skills. We quickly secured the aircraft and headed into the terminal.
|Lonely mouse on the ramp|
We headed back out to 08Romeo and pointed her towards Cambridge, KCGE. All this work required a breakfast run! The winds were now off the nose and although it was still fairly smooth it was much slower. I did pick up flight following with Patuxent Approach since we were passing below Restricted area R-4006. I crossed midfield to enter the left down wind for runway 34 and followed with another greaser. There was room on the ramp today so I tucked 08Romeo on the back line so we could grab some eats.
|This goes with the 530 picture above, serious head winds|
There was a pretty stiff crosswind upon our return to New Garden. I entered the left down wind and extended a bit to make sure I was set for base to final turn. Normally I will not use the third notch of flaps in stiff winds but for some reason I did this time. I needed power to cross the valley and greased another landing for the day. Vince said it's been my best since coming to N57. :)