I've had enough excitement in my life, I like
It was a BEAUTIFUL day today. Not a cloud in
the sky, no haze, no smoke (the exact opposite of Jay's report
departing Oshkosh!), no wind and temperature in the 60s. Just
a little light fog over the Mississippi to add to the beauty.
The corn and beans are doing well so everything as far as the
eye can see was green. I cruised around at 3000 (~2300 AGL)
and it was as smooth as glass. Not at all what you would
expect in August in the midwest!
I didn't have anywhere in particular to go, so I
just wandered around for 1.2 hours. For a while I watched a
crop duster working well below me spraying a corn field. It's
a different perspective watching from the top!
At some point I decided I should land and get on
with my day. Actually that took a bout of arguing in my head
- I still had gas, why land?!? But I headed back anyway.
Upon returning, the temperature had gone up to
72, and the winds increased to all of 4mph! So the argument
about landing came up again. But again landing won out.
I had a totally stable approach, exactly on
airspeed the whole time. I'd like to say I always do that. I
don't, but I'd like to say I did! Finished with a nice smooth
landing and no bouncing. A gentle taxi back to the hangar
completed my nice boring flight.
Everything worked, no one got in my way, and the
weather was perfect. What a great time!
Now I suppose I should get at whatever it was
that made me think I had to land!!
Q-200 N17PF - 1,745 hours over almost 31 years