|climbing out of OXB on a 270* heading per approach|
|After approach turned me north this was the view of the OC coast|
|check out the wind speed change over the water and at the mouth of the bay (bottom)|
|This is just north of KGED, you can see it was busy around Dover|
I checked in with Philly after I picked up the Wilmington ATIS. Philly approach Sundowner 6708Romeo, five thousand level, with wx at Wilmington. Philly lowered me to three thousand and gave me a heading to intercept the ILS Runway 1.
I was eyes out but did glance in to see if I kept the needles centered, not too shabby. This stop was a quick turn and burn. I picked up my Zaon and the manual then climbed back aboard 08Romeo. As I climbed up the wing I happened to see Vince leaning over his car at the Boeing hangar, of course he had camera in hand snapping pics of a jet that took off. I couldn't resist, I sent him a text message, "Stop taking pics and get back to work." He quickly responded "you have good eyes, it's break time."
I was going to file but passed, figure if I need a pop up to get in to Cape May I'll ask Atlantic city. I was in the air and heading south east when the tower asked me to turn east and cross the approach of runway one for traffic inbound on the ILS. I did and made it safe and now clear for the traffic on the approach. With that maneuver complete Wilmington turned me loose. A little more than halfway to Cape May I received a text from Dave that said his plane is grounded with an antenna problem and he wouldn't make brunch run.
|ForeFlight track log|
|Cape May off the wing as I go feet wet across the Bay|
|Indian River Inlet Bridge|
|Bethany and South Bethany Beach|
A great day to fly and take some pictures. I made a nice landing on runway one-four and taxied for the hangar. I had to take off my sweatshirt and just wear my BACFest T-shirt, the temps were hovering around 60*. I always clean the leading edges and get everything plugged back in, heaters and battery. Good girl 08Romeo, maybe we'll get back in the air tomorrow and head to Easton Maryland for Christmas in St. Michaels.