|On my ride to the airport|
"Guys, the weather forecast looks near perfect for this weekend. I'm planning to fly with someone here in Richmond and he suggested flying up to Kay's in Cambridge. It's about an hour flight for me. Anyone interested in meeting up? We will probably plan to be there right around 10 AM."
I responded that I would be there since Mary and I cancelled the overnight to Myrtle Beach, SC. Wx is looking bad Sunday for South Carolina and even though I am current I am not proficient enough to tangle with what they have in store.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain this evening. Rain after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. East winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph...increasing to southeast 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Sunday: Scattered thunderstorms. Rain in the morning...then showers likely in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds. Breezy with highs around 70. South winds 20 to 25 mph... becoming southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Back to the meet-up....
The plan was to be at the airport around 8 am then get 08Romeo ready to fly. I took on fuel on my last flight so I was ready to go after my pre-flight. Mary decided to stay home, not that she was dealing with a migraine but instead she broke out in hives, who knows.
I was on my own and all be it rare that I don't have someone in the right seat I was looking forward to just me and the plane. After my run up I launched from runway two four and cranked up some oldies. Yes, I was singing along, mixing in some slow flight and a steep turn or two as I took in the 50+ mile visibility. As I passed 58M, Elkton MD, I could look to my left and see the tip of Lewes Delaware at Henlopen, just awesome!
|bridges at Bay Bridge|
|Jeff's Archer II|
Jeff and Scott filed, I just made the hop VFR. I did monitor Dover and Philly as I worked my way north. The visibility was perfect today. I could see Salem nuke planet from Easton airport and had a clear view of the Baltimore skyline too. As I worked my way north passing Ridgely, KRJD I could see the two cooling towers at Pottstown.
|Salem from just north of Easton Airport @ 55 miles|
|more of my ride to/from the airport|