The airport was busy and that motivated me to get it in gear. I still needed to sump since I last took on fuel two weeks ago. I completed my pre-flight and the fuel check then tugged 3 Tango Charlie into the sunshine. I set up a few video cameras and shortly there after got the fan turning. The air felt good, a welcome relief to the climbing temps.
I taxied for runway two-zero and launched. The density altitude was just over 1400 feet and it took a bit longer on the takeoff roll. Once in the air and noting a positive rate of climb I retracted the gear and flaps. All cleaned up and flying the pattern for my south heading.
Along the coast it was hazy but overall the ride was smooth. I did have some traffic along the way south and then a few more aircraft once pointing north for home. I guess Salisbury (KSBY) was busy.
Overall a fun short hop to shed some rust and enjoy the quiet time in the air. We have a few flights planned for September; Jekyll Island, GA and then on to visit HGTV's Home Town location in Laurel, MS. Stay tuned!