Flight Before the Storm

There’s a major winter storm forecast to hit the mid-Atlantic. Taking advantage of the calm before the storm, I took a nice flight to Cape May Airport. Winds were calm, visibility decent, and the venerable Cessna 172 running fine. I headed south to Wilmington, DE then turned south east, basically following the Delaware Bay. Here’s a look at the finger of Cape May sticking out:

From this point, Cape May is more than 20 miles away. Notice all that snow on the ground from the last storm. But no worries. I headed into KWWD, also known at Cape May Airport. It looked like this:

Plenty of runway there to land and take off. Looking a little closer now.

A friendly sight if you need to land. Anyway, I came in, landed, taxied back, and took a few minutes to reset all my instruments and such. Then it was back up in the air. On the way back, I snapped this shot of KILG, also known as Wilmington, Delaware.

Again, those are big runways designed for heavy planes. I have landed there many times but only for practice with the tower. Normally, I stay clear of the bigger airports and aircraft. No need to mix with them.

All in all it was a great flight. Of course, probably won’t be able to go for another two weeks given the horrendous weather on the way.

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