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Flying with friends to interesting places.

Lake Spaulding

A $100 Omelet

The weather forecasters were saying that this past weekend was going to be great weather but a cold front was on the way and scheduled to arrive by Tuesday. Apparently several other people thought the same as I and decided to get into the air before the weather changed.

On Saturday I thought I’d spend some time in the traffic pattern practicing landings. Good idea but I wasn’t the only one who had it. I took off and stayed in the pattern but by my third time around I had been joined by four other planes or varying types speeds.

Breakfast in Minden

It was a beautiful day on Saturday and I needed to deliver some small parts to a friend of mine in Minden, NV. Instead of driving 45 minutes south, I drove a half an hour north and flew 40 minutes south. Logical to me…

Really nice flying on a Saturday morning. Smooth air and just a little haze but well over 10 miles visibility and no wind to speak of.. Rare for any time of year in the Sierras.

We met at the Taildragger Cafe on the field and had a nice breakfast while we caught up on each other’s activities.

A Visit to EAA Chapter 1148

I receive several different EAA Chapter newsletters through the relationships our chapter has made in northern Nevada and California. I received one a few days ago from Corning, CA EAA Chapter 1148 that said they were having their annual roast turkey lunch and a featured guest speaker at their Saturday meeting.

The weather forecast was for light winds and clear skies so I decided to make the trip down to Corning to see how their chapter meeting operates.

It had been three weeks since my last flight so I got a little practice in on Friday by going out and flying around for a bit and then completing a few patterns and landings. All that went well so I topped off the fuel tanks and set up the pre-heater for the next morning. Our days lately have been starting our cool (20s-30s) and then warming up to the mid-60s. Really nice flying weather.

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