Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Trip Day 2 - Flying!

So the next day after arriving at the Lair it was time to take to the skies.

Murphy's Law had promised an aerial adventure, the weather was good for flying, so after a quick breakfast it was time to go.

First the pre-flight:

Checking the oil, adding some air to the tires, and doing a walk-around the plane and checking the fuel for any signs of water and we were good to start her up.

And then we were up.

Then I got to fly for a good bit, which was just a ton of fun.

We headed towards an airport in Pennsylvania, flying past the Camp David restricted zone at a respectful distance.

We did a touch-n-go at the York, PA airport with Murphy showing me how a slip worked to drop the airplane's altitude to get down like a rock to a proper landing glidepath without rocketing up the airspeed.

After our visit, we headed back and I again got to do a little bit of flying. Much too much fun. Now I really need to take some lessons and become a pilot.

Where we went will be the subject of the next post.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

It's fun till you have to write the checks... sigh