Jul 03 2010

Back in the Air Saddle Again

Category: Ramblings,Solo FlightsDaniel @ 11:05 am

Okay, I HAVE flown a couple times in the past few months since my last blog posting, but it hasn’t been much other than doing laps around the pattern just to keep my skills up. This week, though, I finally flew a few times TO somewhere – and it’s great to be “back in the saddle again” this summer! On Tuesday, Lisa and I flew down to Pilot Pete’s at Schaumburg airport. As always, the food (and date) were great, and the flying was wonderful as well.

Yesterday I had the day off work and decided I HAD to fly somewhere new. I originally was going to fly to Dubuque, Iowa (DBQ) but during my flight planning I found out there is an airshow there this weekend and they have a temporary flight restriction (TFR) around that area. So, I decided to fly down to Bolingbrook Clow International Airport (1C5). It’s not too far, and they have a little cafe on the airport. Since my flight was around lunchtime, it would work out perfect. The weather was absolutely gorgeous yesterday, truly clear skies without a cloud in sight. The flight down was uneventful, and my landing there was super smooth. The cafe at Clow (Charlie’s) was very nice and my “$100” lunch was delicious. On the way back to Westosha I practiced a few flight maneuvers I may have to review when I do my biannual flight review later this summer/fall. I did two landings back at Westosha, both really nice. It’s amazing how smooth landings can be when the wind is right down the runway.

Anyway, it’s great to be flying a little more regularly now – and I hope to be blogging a little more regularly too! I logged 1.1 hours for the Schaumburg trip, 1.3 hours for the Clow.

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4 Responses to “Back in the Air Saddle Again”

  1. Steve says:

    Glad to hear you’re still getting up!

  2. Andrew says:

    Dan, I’ve responded in another post as well; however, I have my own blog now as well, and I was wondering where you got that ‘Flight Metric’ widget?

  3. Dan says:

    It’s just a plain text widget that I update manually based on my logs.

  4. Andrew says:

    Thanks! Mind if I steal your idea?! (also, I’ve linked your blog in my blog roll on mine.)

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