Boring flight report


Paul Fisher
 

I've had enough excitement in my life, I like boring flights!

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!!

Enjoy!

Paul Fisher
Q-200 N17PF - 1,745 hours over almost 31 years


Richard Thomson
 

That sounds like the flights I like, just haven't managed it in the Q yet though.

But then work always gets in the way.

Rich T.

On 03/08/2021 16:41, Paul Fisher wrote:
I've had enough excitement in my life, I like boring flights!

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!!

Enjoy!

Paul Fisher
Q-200 N17PF - 1,745 hours over almost 31 years


Jay Scheevel
 

Great boring flight report, Paul. Sorry I did not have time to swing down your way last week. Catch you in Enid, hopefully.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Fisher
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2021 9:41 AM
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I've had enough excitement in my life, I like boring flights!

 

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!!

 

Enjoy!

 

Paul Fisher

Q-200 N17PF - 1,745 hours over almost 31 years


smeshno1@...
 

 Kinda like them calm flights too. Nice aviating memories from them.  My first IA I worked with at FalconJet in the late 70's also did my first Annual Inspection signoff on the first aircraft I owned.. a 1962 B model Cessna 150 (N1100Y).

 Worked 3 days on the task. Once we got all the SB's and AD's worked through..everything back to flight ready early on the 3rd day I asked Jimmy if he would like to take a flight since it was a calm Autumn morning.  

His answer: "Nope! For me flying is hours and hours of tedious boredom interrupted by periods of stark terror!" 

 I'd forgotten that he served most of the 60's as an aircraft chief mechanic in Viet Nam.  Understanding why I chuckled at his views, paid him, and handed over the beer he wanted, but those memories were that day the air was glass smooth and a late fog on the golden lakes over central Arkansas. Looking forward to seeing those same again.  

 No terror. All good! 

 My wife and I just returned to Oklahoma from a short visit to Baltimore on Commercial airlines. I find myself being more anxious to move forward on our homebuilts so that mess of cattle feed lot type flying can be set aside! Our family in Maryland asked how difficult it would be to aviate ourselves there. Not much at all once the route is established.

 Penguin Vern 


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 10:46 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Boring flight report
 

That sounds like the flights I like, just haven't managed it in the Q yet though.

But then work always gets in the way.

Rich T.

On 03/08/2021 16:41, Paul Fisher wrote:
I've had enough excitement in my life, I like boring flights!

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!!

Enjoy!

Paul Fisher
Q-200 N17PF - 1,745 hours over almost 31 years


Jerry Marstall
 

Nice report.  Paul, missed you at OSH.  We are taking the long way home in motorhome. Checking out Michigan Upper Peninsula.  Gorgeous. Tonight and tomorrow its Mackinac Island then home to get the Q back levitating.


On Tue, Aug 3, 2021, 11:41 AM Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:
I've had enough excitement in my life, I like boring flights!

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!!

Enjoy!

Paul Fisher
Q-200 N17PF - 1,745 hours over almost 31 years


Mike Dwyer
 

Love it, LOL!
Mike Dwyer

Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF


On Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 11:41 AM Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:
I've had enough excitement in my life, I like boring flights!

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!!

Enjoy!

Paul Fisher
Q-200 N17PF - 1,745 hours over almost 31 years


Sam Hoskins
 

Here's my flight report for today.

First flight since the spring fling.
Flew to Perryville for gas, probably took 15 minutes. Did a right and left 360 on the way. Winds were calm, so of course I was fast on touchdown.

Got gas.

Flew back. Squelch on my ICOM IC-A210 is broke and I have to send it in for fixin'.

I need to fly more.

Sam



On Tue, Aug 3, 2021, 10:41 AM Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:
I've had enough excitement in my life, I like boring flights!

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!!

Enjoy!

Paul Fisher
Q-200 N17PF - 1,745 hours over almost 31 years


Corbin
 

My flight report:  plane still in two pieces (tail off) while I continue with all new avionics.  Tired of flying 182’s and the Cherokee Six.  Can’t wait to get airborne in the “Quirky” again.

Corbin

On Aug 3, 2021, at 9:37 PM, Sam Hoskins <sam.hoskins@...> wrote:


Here's my flight report for today.

First flight since the spring fling.
Flew to Perryville for gas, probably took 15 minutes. Did a right and left 360 on the way. Winds were calm, so of course I was fast on touchdown.

Got gas.

Flew back. Squelch on my ICOM IC-A210 is broke and I have to send it in for fixin'.

I need to fly more.

Sam



On Tue, Aug 3, 2021, 10:41 AM Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:
I've had enough excitement in my life, I like boring flights!

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!!

Enjoy!

Paul Fisher
Q-200 N17PF - 1,745 hours over almost 31 years


--

Corbin 
N121CG


Jay Scheevel
 

It’s funny how things can break when you are not even using them. Some form of Murphy’s law, I guess.

Cheers,
Jay


On Aug 3, 2021, at 8:37 PM, Sam Hoskins <sam.hoskins@...> wrote:


Here's my flight report for today.

First flight since the spring fling.
Flew to Perryville for gas, probably took 15 minutes. Did a right and left 360 on the way. Winds were calm, so of course I was fast on touchdown.

Got gas.

Flew back. Squelch on my ICOM IC-A210 is broke and I have to send it in for fixin'.

I need to fly more.

Sam



On Tue, Aug 3, 2021, 10:41 AM Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:
I've had enough excitement in my life, I like boring flights!

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!!

Enjoy!

Paul Fisher
Q-200 N17PF - 1,745 hours over almost 31 years