Indeed the temps busted the 90* barrier and I shut down the operation. With the last of the concrete covered for curing I locked up my field office and headed to the airport.
Today went much like Wednesdays flight, second verse, same as the first. It was getting busy at Ocean City but I took on my fuel and completed my pre-flight checks. It was good to get the fan turning and move some air, it was hot and humid. The winds were flipping back and forth between runway two and three-two so I decided on the longest runway, three- two, and taxied out. I advised ocean city traffic I was departing three-two and corrected for the crosswind. I always get a kick out of the weather vane affect once I leave the ground, tracking the runway heading but not pointing to that heading. More of a crab angle to compensate for the wind than actual weathervaning.
|The Cape heading north at 5500|
|Somewhere over Dover|
|Cape Henlopen at 7.5|
|off the coast|