Flying to Cape May, NJ (KWWD)

Took the Diamond DA-40 for a nice fly a few days ago. The weather was absolutely perfect: Clear skies, low humidity, moderate temperatures. No reason to stay on the ground. I took the long way, flying down through northern Delaware then turning across the upper reaches of the bay, following the western coast of New Jersey then to Cape May Airport. A pair of World War II bombers were parked there. Here’s a look:

World War II bombers at Cape May Airport.

World War II bombers at Cape May Airport.

After taking off from Cape May, I did a few circuits around the lighthouse, enjoying the clear view below:

Cape May, NJ from about 2,500 feet.

Cape May, NJ from about 2,500 feet.

Then it was time to head north. Through that smooth air the flight went perfectly, including this view of the Delaware looking toward Philadelphia:

Looking inbound at the Delaware River near Salem, NJ.

Looking inbound at the Delaware River near Salem, NJ.

It was a great flight, a good time to practice my skills and enjoy the privilege of being above it all. Always do your checklist!

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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!

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.

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