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New Years Day Flight Report


Jay Scheevel
 

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.

 

Cheers,

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

 

https://youtu.be/pxZejWwnXdU

https://youtu.be/dVV1EtykKIE

 


Mike Dwyer
 

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.
Mike


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.

 

Cheers,

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

 

https://youtu.be/pxZejWwnXdU

https://youtu.be/dVV1EtykKIE

 


Jay Scheevel
 

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. 

Cheers,
Jay




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.
Mike

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.

 

Cheers,

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

 

https://youtu.be/pxZejWwnXdU

https://youtu.be/dVV1EtykKIE

 


Jerry Marstall
 

Very nice! Jerry 

-------- Original message --------
From: Jay Scheevel <jay@...>
Date: 1/1/21 8:23 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] New Years Day Flight Report

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.

 

Cheers,

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

 

https://youtu.be/pxZejWwnXdU

https://youtu.be/dVV1EtykKIE

 


Jim Patillo
 

Today was beautiful in the High Sierra. Wheels up at 10:00 am from Auburn, Ca. Temp was 51F. Wind down the runway. Taxied to RWY 7 for a departure east/southeast and into the mountains.  

Met up with Sam Kittle in his Mighty Luscombe hovering at 9000’ over Bear Valley 60 miles south. He brought along another friend, Larry in his RV.  We circled the area, admired then scenery and headed over to Calaveras, landing RWY13. The pictures are from Sam’s and Larry’s  planes.

Sam Invited me into the FBO for a good hot cup of coffee and conversation. I gave Kathy, the airport manager (whom I’ve known for a long time, she’s 80 now and still an active pilot) a hug and jumped in the plane for the trip back home. Departed the runway but stayed in the pattern for one fast pass. It was kinda quiet today so I wanted to wake the cows up. 

Landed Auburn about 20 minutes later, came home and had a cocktail. It was a fun ride. 

Jim
N46JP Q200


Jim Patillo
 

On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 09:10 PM, Jim Patillo wrote:

Today was beautiful in the High Sierra. Wheels up at 10:00 am from Auburn, Ca. Temp was 51F. Wind down the runway. Taxied to RWY 7 for a departure east/southeast and into the mountains.  

Met up with Sam Kittle in his Mighty Luscombe hovering at 9000’ over Bear Valley 60 miles south. He brought along another friend, Larry in his RV.  We circled the area, admired then scenery and headed over to Calaveras, landing RWY13. The pictures are from Sam’s and Larry’s  planes.

Sam Invited me into the FBO for a good hot cup of coffee and conversation. I gave Kathy, the airport manager (whom I’ve known for a long time, she’s 80 now and still an active pilot) a hug and jumped in the plane for the trip back home. Departed the runway but stayed in the pattern for one fast pass. It was kinda quiet today so I wanted to wake the cows up. 

Landed Auburn about 20 minutes later, came home and had a cocktail. It was a fun ride. 

Jim
N46JP Q200


Jerry Marstall
 

Great ride. Thx Jim
My Q is down. Radio crapped out. Jan 1 will have to come later for me.


-------- Original message --------
From: Jim Patillo <Logistics_engineering@...>
Date: 1/2/21 12:10 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] New Years Day Flight Report

Today was beautiful in the High Sierra. Wheels up at 10:00 am from Auburn, Ca. Temp was 51F. Wind down the runway. Taxied to RWY 7 for a departure east/southeast and into the mountains.  

Met up with Sam Kittle in his Mighty Luscombe hovering at 9000’ over Bear Valley 60 miles south. He brought along another friend, Larry in his RV.  We circled the area, admired then scenery and headed over to Calaveras, landing RWY13. The pictures are from Sam’s and Larry’s  planes.

Sam Invited me into the FBO for a good hot cup of coffee and conversation. I gave Kathy, the airport manager (whom I’ve known for a long time, she’s 80 now and still an active pilot) a hug and jumped in the plane for the trip back home. Departed the runway but stayed in the pattern for one fast pass. It was kinda quiet today so I wanted to wake the cows up. 

Landed Auburn about 20 minutes later, came home and had a cocktail. It was a fun ride. 

Jim
N46JP Q200


Dave Dugas
 

Great videos jay. You have beautiful scenery in them. 
Nice report also to both you and Jim Patillo.
I liked yours to Jerry....
I flew yesterday also and videoed it. I'll post my YouTube link once I get done editing it. 
Happy New Year
Dave D


On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 11:14 PM, 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. 

Cheers,
Jay




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.
Mike

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.

 

Cheers,

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

 

https://youtu.be/pxZejWwnXdU

https://youtu.be/dVV1EtykKIE

 


Jay Scheevel
 

Great Pictures, Jim. Glad you were able to get in the air and meet up with Sam, and give us a little taste of the Sierra!  We used to call the wet snow out there, Sierra Sludge. Not sure if that is still a popular term.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Patillo
Sent: Friday, January 01, 2021 10:19 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] New Years Day Flight Report

 

On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 09:10 PM, Jim Patillo wrote:

Today was beautiful in the High Sierra. Wheels up at 10:00 am from Auburn, Ca. Temp was 51F. Wind down the runway. Taxied to RWY 7 for a departure east/southeast and into the mountains.  

Met up with Sam Kittle in his Mighty Luscombe hovering at 9000’ over Bear Valley 60 miles south. He brought along another friend, Larry in his RV.  We circled the area, admired then scenery and headed over to Calaveras, landing RWY13. The pictures are from Sam’s and Larry’s  planes.

Sam Invited me into the FBO for a good hot cup of coffee and conversation. I gave Kathy, the airport manager (whom I’ve known for a long time, she’s 80 now and still an active pilot) a hug and jumped in the plane for the trip back home. Departed the runway but stayed in the pattern for one fast pass. It was kinda quiet today so I wanted to wake the cows up. 

Landed Auburn about 20 minutes later, came home and had a cocktail. It was a fun ride. 

Jim
N46JP Q200


Sam Kittle
 

Hi Jay,

 

Now we call it Sierra Cement.

 

Happy New Year!

Sam K

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io [mailto:main@Q-List.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jay Scheevel
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 7:20 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] New Years Day Flight Report

 

Great Pictures, Jim. Glad you were able to get in the air and meet up with Sam, and give us a little taste of the Sierra!  We used to call the wet snow out there, Sierra Sludge. Not sure if that is still a popular term.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Patillo
Sent: Friday, January 01, 2021 10:19 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] New Years Day Flight Report

 

On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 09:10 PM, Jim Patillo wrote:

Today was beautiful in the High Sierra. Wheels up at 10:00 am from Auburn, Ca. Temp was 51F. Wind down the runway. Taxied to RWY 7 for a departure east/southeast and into the mountains.  

Met up with Sam Kittle in his Mighty Luscombe hovering at 9000’ over Bear Valley 60 miles south. He brought along another friend, Larry in his RV.  We circled the area, admired then scenery and headed over to Calaveras, landing RWY13. The pictures are from Sam’s and Larry’s  planes.

Sam Invited me into the FBO for a good hot cup of coffee and conversation. I gave Kathy, the airport manager (whom I’ve known for a long time, she’s 80 now and still an active pilot) a hug and jumped in the plane for the trip back home. Departed the runway but stayed in the pattern for one fast pass. It was kinda quiet today so I wanted to wake the cows up. 

Landed Auburn about 20 minutes later, came home and had a cocktail. It was a fun ride. 

Jim
N46JP Q200


Jay Scheevel
 

Sorry about your radio, Jerry. If you take a tin can and stretch a string to the tower….. 😊

 

Happy New Year.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jerry Marstall
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 7:10 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] New Years Day Flight Report

 

Great ride. Thx Jim

My Q is down. Radio crapped out. Jan 1 will have to come later for me.

 

 

-------- Original message --------

From: Jim Patillo <Logistics_engineering@...>

Date: 1/2/21 12:10 AM (GMT-05:00)

Subject: Re: [Q-List] New Years Day Flight Report

 

Today was beautiful in the High Sierra. Wheels up at 10:00 am from Auburn, Ca. Temp was 51F. Wind down the runway. Taxied to RWY 7 for a departure east/southeast and into the mountains.  

Met up with Sam Kittle in his Mighty Luscombe hovering at 9000’ over Bear Valley 60 miles south. He brought along another friend, Larry in his RV.  We circled the area, admired then scenery and headed over to Calaveras, landing RWY13. The pictures are from Sam’s and Larry’s  planes.

Sam Invited me into the FBO for a good hot cup of coffee and conversation. I gave Kathy, the airport manager (whom I’ve known for a long time, she’s 80 now and still an active pilot) a hug and jumped in the plane for the trip back home. Departed the runway but stayed in the pattern for one fast pass. It was kinda quiet today so I wanted to wake the cows up. 

Landed Auburn about 20 minutes later, came home and had a cocktail. It was a fun ride. 

Jim
N46JP Q200


Jim Patillo
 

Thanks Jay, we had fun.  I was surprised at the lack of snow this time of year. It’s gonna be a dry summer.

Yep it’s still Sierra Sludge/Concrete unless you hit the slopes right after a deluge, then it’s pure puff.

Good flying to you!

Jim
N46JP Q200

Sent from Outer Space


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jay Scheevel <jay@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 7:20:19 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] New Years Day Flight Report
 

Great Pictures, Jim. Glad you were able to get in the air and meet up with Sam, and give us a little taste of the Sierra!  We used to call the wet snow out there, Sierra Sludge. Not sure if that is still a popular term.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Patillo
Sent: Friday, January 01, 2021 10:19 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] New Years Day Flight Report

 

On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 09:10 PM, Jim Patillo wrote:

Today was beautiful in the High Sierra. Wheels up at 10:00 am from Auburn, Ca. Temp was 51F. Wind down the runway. Taxied to RWY 7 for a departure east/southeast and into the mountains.  

Met up with Sam Kittle in his Mighty Luscombe hovering at 9000’ over Bear Valley 60 miles south. He brought along another friend, Larry in his RV.  We circled the area, admired then scenery and headed over to Calaveras, landing RWY13. The pictures are from Sam’s and Larry’s  planes.

Sam Invited me into the FBO for a good hot cup of coffee and conversation. I gave Kathy, the airport manager (whom I’ve known for a long time, she’s 80 now and still an active pilot) a hug and jumped in the plane for the trip back home. Departed the runway but stayed in the pattern for one fast pass. It was kinda quiet today so I wanted to wake the cows up. 

Landed Auburn about 20 minutes later, came home and had a cocktail. It was a fun ride. 

Jim
N46JP Q200


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. 

Cheers,
Jay




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.
Mike

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.

 

Cheers,

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

 

https://youtu.be/pxZejWwnXdU

https://youtu.be/dVV1EtykKIE