started to peak through around noon. The west half of runway was still totally
fog covered when I started to prepare for flight. It cleared by 1:30 pm, the
time when I took off.
It was very
relaxing and enjoyable flight in crispy clear air, but with many clouds around.
Warm, +6C on the ground and +9C at the top (5500’). Actually, it was too warm,
because I had partially covered the engine radiator for cold flying. The engine
temp reached max, so I had to pull back a bit to keep it from overheating. It
was totally spring like flying.
The fun and
relaxation was dashed just about 50 ft above ground when all hell broke loose.
I felt like garbage bag in the wind. I had to give up in very scary, super
turbulent and gusty conditions. I was glad to make it in one piece. I noticed
the wind sock, while taxing “home”, was moving very erratically and at one
moment it pointed even straight up. It was some experience. 10 min after that
the wind was blowing like mad.
rewarded by beautiful and relaxing winter flight after serious snow removal (by hand shovel) from my
access path to runway. There was low ceiling cloud base all around except
serious exercise to clear all that snow from my hangar up to the taxiway. The
taxiway was closed for me by big snow withdraw from the airport plow. Well many
people pay for the gym membership and I have it free.
discovered so many muscles. I didn’t know I have. See the actual flight below