KSBY and KOXB

Took a nice cross-country flight the other day. Winged down through Delaware to Salisbury, MD and then over to Ocean City. Here’s a look at Salisbury’s airport, KSBY:

Salisbury, MD, USA airport, KSBY.

Salisbury, MD, USA airport, KSBY.

There was still snow on the ground, making the field a little difficult to pick out from a distance. Nice tower controllers there by the way. Then here’s a look at Ocean City airport, right in from the beach:

Ocean City, MD, USA airport, KOXB.

Ocean City, MD, USA airport, KOXB.

Visibility was not the best throughout the whole flight. Couldn’t climb up as high as I like to for a better view. I did make it across the mouth of the Delaware Bay for a stop at Cape May Airport, too. Sorry, no photo this time. Nonetheless, the Diamond DA-40 performed like a champ in the frigid air, giving good economy and speed. Another great flight in the log book.

Cold Weather Flying

Had the pleasure of doing some cold weather flying. The air was clear, making visibility easy. Snow on the ground can cause a different kind of glare. Here’s a look at Lancaster Airport (KLNS).

Lancaster Airport (KLNS) from Diamond DA-40.

Lancaster Airport (KLNS) from Diamond DA-40.

Picking out the airport from a fair distance is a little more difficult, especially among the ¬†fields. Nonetheless, the flights were great. Here’s another look at Lancaster’s runway.

Runway at Lancaster Airport, KLNS.

Runway at Lancaster Airport, KLNS.

Airplane performance was absolutely fantastic in the cold air. Plenty of power, fast rate of climb, and an easy, fuel-sipping cruz. Will be up in the air again soon. Can’t wait. Always do your checklist.

Dual Fuel Bicycle

I spotted this bicycle during my recent travels. As you can see, it has two power system, the pedals and a small engine:

Engine and pedal powered bicycle.

Engine and pedal powered bicycle.

Note that tiny engine mounted on the frame. Here’s a closer look:

Closer look at the engine on this bicycle.

Closer look at the engine on this bicycle.

There’s a separate chain and rear gear there. Take a look at the other side.

Another look at the drive train on this dual powered bicycle.

Another look at the drive train on this dual powered bicycle.

Not sure how powerful that engine is. However, it has to be helpful on the hills. Quite an interesting contraption. Would like to see it run.

Fall Foliage Flying (2014)

Had the good fortune to catch the changing leaves from the air. Was around the Mount Pocono, PA, USA, area and snapped this photo of the Pocono Raceway:

Pocono Raceway as seen from about 3,500MSL.

Pocono Raceway as seen from about 3,500MSL.

Note those beautiful colors all around the track. Moving west, I snapped this shot of Beltsville Dam:

Beltsville Dam as seen from about 3,000'MSL.

Beltsville Dam as seen from about 3,000’MSL.

No doubt in the next week or so those leaves will be at peak colors. If you have the chance, take a fall foliage flight. It’s worth every penny to see things from way up there. Always do your checklist.

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