Sunday, November 15, 2009

NEF Lancaster Lunch Run

It was sure ugly out there yesterday morning. The plan was for the North East Flyers group to meet up at KLNS-Lancaster Airport in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This is always one of the favorite stops. The sign up list had thirty names with a few maybes added in as passengers for a grand total of nineteen aircraft and one ground pounder. 08R is still in the shop so Rob (Rob's Flying Adventure) drove his van, I mean truck. As you can see by the map I was not a very good navigator. We were so busy talking about flying and airplanes I missed the on ramp to the bypass around business route 30 in downtown. Rob managed to drive us to the airport weaving his way through town like he lived there....Thank God for the iPhone and maps.

The wx was as predicted; wet, overcast and chilly. A few brave folks took advantage of the wx to get some Instrument work and knock out an approach or two. Ron in 22RL from KSBY, Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport in Salisbury, Maryland was first to arrive and farthest traveled at 112 miles give or take a few as Rob and I pulled into the parking lot. Next Scott made it in from KJYO - Leesburg Executive Airport in Leesburg, Virginia and the last to arrive by aircarft was Ted and Adam from KIPT - Williamsport Regional Airport in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Bryon did fly in from KRDG - Reading Regional Airport/Carl A Spaatz Field in Reading, Pennsylvania the shortest distance about 22 miles.

Lunch was very good as it always is at Fiorentino's Italian Bar and Grill. A few of us headed over to the pilot shop to check out what goodies we could find and Scott, Ted & Adam and Ron headed out. Ted and Adam were on a Cloud Nine mission for ARF so they saddled up and pointed the Aztec to KISO - Kinston Regional Jetport at Stallings Field in Kinston, North Carolina.

Left to right around the table: Me, Adam, Scott, Ron, Beth & Shane, Bryon, Ted, Rob, Bella and Ally
A fun day despite the wx and a chance to meet up with fellow pilots and friends. I should add here that Mary did not attend because she was teamed up with Rob's wife Becky on a Delaware shopping adventure. The ladies had a fun day and when we all caught back up we enjoyed a nice dinner together at Lotsa Pasta.

1 comment:

Pilot Bob said...

Sounded good. If I had a IFR plane, I woulda joined you guyz!