Re: Flight Report

Mike Dwyer

Great flight report. 
The Thomasville GA fly in is Oct 12.  Why not fly down there and park next to me!  Mike Q200

On Oct 3, 2013 8:46 PM, "jnmarstall" <jnmarstall@...> wrote:


Yesterday I cranked up the Q and headed east out of the mountains of NC
to the coast of VA. Made two previous attempts but morning fog
postponed them. Yesterday the fog burned off at 10:00 so I headed to
Newport News to have lunch with an old Air Force pilot training
classmate. It was worth the wait. The wx was spectacular. Not a bump
one in the air, no clouds in the sky and visibility was 30 miles (really
something for around here). I climbed to 7500' where the wind was light
and variable. Had a 2-4 mph tailwind component all the way. (oddly
enough had the same component coming back at 8500'.

I set the A/P, stretched out and watched the world fly by. According to
Dr. Dynon, I was truing 170mph. That must be pretty close because I
traveled the 356 miles in 2 hrs 6 minutes. I didn't think that was too
bad for an obese tri-gear weighted down with baggage and tools (I always
bring tools because I usually have a need for them along the way (no
comments Terry) - not this time!!!!!). Had a wonderful lunch, and
swapped war stories for 4 hrs and came back home in the same smooth
air. A widely scattered layer developed at 5,000' just to give me
something beautiful to look at on the way home.

Its times like these that make the 14-year building process and all of
the following "tweeks" REALLY worth it. As all the others say, "Keep
building. You will be glad you did."

Jerry Marstall
608 hrs

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