Rivers of Clouds

Very pleasant flight this morning. Took off from home base and headed north by slightly east. After passing over Allentown, the rolling hills of Pennsylvania were filled with rivers of clouds. Here’s the photo:

Rivers of clouds as seen from 5,500 ft.

That photo was taken at 5,500 feet above sea level. Continuing north, I stopped off at Mount Pocono (KMPO). Great airport. Here’s the view from 3,500:

Mount Pocono Airport (KMPO) as seen from 3,500 ft.

It’s nice to have crossing runways because it gives you flexibility depending upon wind direction for landing. So, another couple of hours in the log book. The Diamond DA-40 flew like a dream and Allentown Approach did a great job keeping traffic flowing. Can’t wait for the next flight.

From 2500

Here’s a look from the starboard side of that Diamond DA-40, flying at about 2500 feet over Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA, looking to the south.

It was a beautiful, clear day over southeastern Pennsylvania, but from just north of Reading, there was a wall of clouds that blocked my flight into the hinterlands. Too bad. I was looking forward to a long flight, visiting some friends, and then winging back home. Ah well, still a good day. That Diamond is a nice cruiser.

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Chesapeake Flying (KOQN to W29)

It was the perfect day for flying, clear skies overhead, light winds, and plenty of fuel in the old Cessna 172. Here’s an abridged video of a flight from Brandywine Airport (KOQN) to Bay Bridge (W29). Check out the fall foliage and the upper part of the Chesapeake Bay.

Made it back in a timely fashion, too, with a little bit of a tailwind. The leaves will probably be past their peak by the time I fly again. I’m happy to have seen them this year.

Corner by the Sea

Before obtaining my shack in Aruba, I used to stay at the Aruba Beach Chalets, which have been shown on The Bent Page a few times. Well, here’s another view, this one from above.

It is the red tile roof building directly on the sea. Some friends will be staying there in a few months. We enjoy sitting on the deck, chatting over coffee in the morning, looking out at the sea from this little corner of the world in Savaneta, Aruba. When you’re in a place like this, it’s easy to forget about the rest of the world. As long as you have the basics, there isn’t much to worry about.