Mary and I will be taking 08Romeo north to KILG - Wilmington for her ADS-B install. The weather forecast is looking excellent but I'll file for the morning trip. I removed both back seats and my handy container of cleaning products, oil and the few tools I travel with. I did toss the plane and tail cone covers along with the fuel sump back in so I can test whatever I might take on at ILG. I'm ready for tomorrow.
The plan was to be in the air by 8:30. Once on the ground at Red Eagle I have arranged for Enterprise to drop off a rental for my one way trip back to Ocean City. I'll make this trip in reverse next week when we pick up. Yes, MY one way trip. Mary wasn't feeling good this morning so I made the drop-off by myself.
|RT. 50, Home Depot and Walmart, The Inlet|
I ordered fuel to bring 08Romeo to forty gallons and soon got the fan turning. I did add my single strand of black duct tape to block the vent that mixes into the heater box. There is absolutely no sense in mixing the air this time of year, this pilot wants HEAT.
|Quick snack at three thousand, egg Mcnuthin'|
|Temps at 7000|
Dover handed me off to Philly and I checked in with three thousand level, have the wx at Wilmington. Philly had me report the field and off we went. I had Wilmington maybe 13 miles out and reported to Philly, then turned me over to Wilmington tower. Wilmington cleared me to land two-seven as I was just passing eight miles south. They did add in "report turning final". I acknowledged.
|Delaware City on the leading edge, Delaware City Refinery and tanker offloading on the Delaware River|
After picking up my car, now changed to a ford pick up truck, we were off for lunch at the Dog House. I haven't eaten here since I retired, good dogs, love the environment and good service. Bob and I enjoyed lunch then I headed south. A fun day with a short flight and catching up with a good friend.
|Fall finally arrives on the Delmarva Peninsula|