Blue Sky Fly

There have been some perfect weather days. That is, perfect weather days for flying. Low humidity, light winds, clear sky over head. Here’s a view looking at the very northern reaches of the Chesapeake Bay:

Upper reaches of the Chesapeake Bay as seen from a Diamond DA-40.

Upper reaches of the Chesapeake Bay as seen from a Diamond DA-40.

Here’s another view in which you can almost see forever.

The view from a Diamond DA-40.

The view from a Diamond DA-40.

And just for fun, here’s a look at the instrument panel in that Diamond DA-40:

Instrument panel of a Diamond DA-40.

Instrument panel of a Diamond DA-40.

The DA-40 hums along at 130 knots. That expansive canopy provides plenty of visibility. And on days like this one, it’s awesome. Always do your checklist!

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Over Love Field, Dallas, TX

Here’s an interesting video I made while flying over Love Field, Dallas, TX. Be sure to click on HD to get the best quality.

Flying gives you a whole new perspective on the planet. Try it!

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Arner Memorial (from 2000ft.)

I interrupt my posts from Spain to bring you this aerial photo of Arner Memorial Airport (22N) taken from about 2,000 ft.

Arner Memorial Airport (22N) from about 2,000 ft.

Arner Memorial Airport (22N) from about 2,000 ft.

This is one of literally hundreds of small airports around the USA. There’s plenty of flying adventure to be had. Check out your local airport and go for a ride. It’s fun, a thrill, and worth every penny! I took this photo while flying a Diamond DA-40, which is a great airplane.

British Airways 2708 (Gatwick to Barcelona)

Departing England and traveling to Spain, I took British Airways flight 2708. This was done aboard an Airbus 319.

British Airways Airbus 319 at Gatwick Gate 101.

British Airways Airbus 319 at Gatwick Gate 101.

Seating is cramped to say the least. Although designated “business class” the seats are actually coach seats with the center seat not sold and armrests that move a few inches to the side. In terms of leg room, well, look at the photo:

Cramped seating in "business class" aboard British Airways 2708, Airbus 319.

Cramped seating in “business class” aboard British Airways 2708, Airbus 319.

Here’s a profile look at the seating arrangement:

Business class seat spacing aboard British Airways Flight 2708.

Business class seat spacing aboard British Airways Flight 2708.

The flight proceeded quite smoothly, with this meal served:

Meal served in "business class" aboard British Airways Flight 2708.

Meal served in “business class” aboard British Airways Flight 2708.

Cabin staff was generally friendly and helpful, but it is a difficult situation considering the cramped nature of the seating, spartan meal, and parade from coach to the lavatory. And here’s the view on approach to Barcelona, Spain.

View of Spanish coast on approach to Barcelona Airport from British Airways Flight 2708.

View of Spanish coast on approach to Barcelona Airport from British Airways Flight 2708.

Thankfully, this was a relatively short flight, and Spain is a wonderful country to visit.

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