I was up early and off to the airport to pre-flight 3 Tango Charlie and then launch. I got everything ready and still had some time so I jumped back in my SUV for some heater time. It was 36 degrees here at the beach.
I guess around ten of eight I saddled up and got the fan turning. Today, in addition to the cabin heat I pulled the defrost for some extra warmth. The winds were calm today, a welcome change to the damaging winds that swept through here the last two days.
My route was KOXB - LEEAH - KMIV. I would cross the Delaware Bay and shadow the Cape May north coast then make for the airport and a possible straight in, IF it was quiet.
It was getting busy as I heard Chris call his position along with a Citabria, Technam, and two Cessna's.Chris dealt with the Citabria and I had my own traffic to deal with, trying to spot the Technam. I did finally see him turning base for three-two and followed him in, number two to land. Chris and the Citabria had already landed.
Chris and I checked out each others planes since it was the first in person chance we each had. I didn't take a picture, total brain fart.
With the checkouts complete I headed over to 3 Tango Charlie and got the fan turning. It was a quick and easy hot start today. I taxied back to runway three-two and once my run up was completed I launched for home. I did have a Cirrus shooting the runway one zero approach, so I was on the lookout and communicating. Chris took off behind me and he did as well.
I climbed above a thin layer and crossed the bay at six thousand five hundred. I was now head first fighting the mornings tail wind of twenty one knots.
Once clear of the Bay I made my slow descent for home crossing midfield a few hundred feet above pattern altitude. I entered the left down wind three-two and made an ok landing. 3 Tango Charlie is tucked in her nest and I can't wait to get back in the air.