Re: New Years Day Flight Report

John Hoxie

Great videos Jay. Most often I read Q-List email on my phone and intend to watch on my big screen later. With 40-50 emails per day, out of sight, out of mind. But this time I starred your email so I could find it easily later.

John Hoxie
He is no fool, who gives up what he can not keep, to gain what he can not loose -- Jim Elliot

On Friday, January 1, 2021, 09:14:11 PM MST, Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:

Hi Mike,

Thanks. Happy New Year! I put that hot air duct in from the start of my building the cockpit but have not needed it yet. I live in a pretty dry climate, so not that unexpected but I figure when/if I do need it sometime I will be happy to have it. 


On Jan 1, 2021, at 8:12 PM, Mike Dwyer <q200pilot@...> wrote:

Great report Jay.  Really sharp videos too.  Have you ever had the canopy fog or freeze over.  I saw you had some kind of canopy heater.  It was way too windy here for fun flying.  Well done.

On Fri, Jan 1, 2021, 8:23 PM Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:

Well, I finally have been able to take advantage of good weather on New Years Day and get a flight in. What a nice flight it was. Dead calm on the ground and very smooth in the air. A few degrees below freezing on take off in the early afternoon. We had some snow earlier in the week, so there was lots of snow around my airport, but taxiways and runway were clear and dry for nice takeoff and landing. When I first took off, I headed south to go over the Interstate (70), then over the Colorado river. It was a very nice view with the snow combined with the pink sandstone cliffs along the river. I made a partial turn with rudder only, holding my camera phone and taking short video while looking out the right side of the plane. I was surprised when I looked back at the ball and it seemed to be pretty coordinated using just rudder. Maybe I will try this more often. I then turned SE and followed the Colorado river, to the Junction of the Gunnison then along the Gunnison river canyon to about 40 miles southeast of Grand Junction and took another short video out the left side of the plane. The distant peaks are the West Elk mountains near Crested Butte and the large dark mountain is the Grand Mesa southeast of Grand Junction, which is a very scenic, flat topped mountain at 10,500’  I loaded the two short videos to YouTube. Hope you enjoy the flight as much as I did.



Jay Scheevel, Quickie Tri-Q2 N8WQ, 126 hours.


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