My sister Erin invited us down for a visit to the shore. It turned out that her boyfriend, his daughter and a whole bunch of my nieces and nephews wanted rides. Why not?
The plan was to fly to Ocean City, meet for lunch, then give rides to everyone. I pulled out the plane, put the info in the nav system and Nancy loaded Ocean City into her backup system, shown above.
We taxi out for takeoff. It's the first nice day in a while, so there is a line.
Lined up and ready to go at the departure end of 29.
I have on my Velocity hat, Velocity shirt and I'm happy to be in the air again.
In no time, Ocean City comes into view.
|Ocean City and the bay|
|View of Atlantic City just to the north|
|Runway in sight, ready to turn onto the 45 for Runway 6.|
Here are a couple shots of the arrival.
The gang's all here and ready for rides.
We load up our first ride and head out for a flight.
|The zero gravity bit always gets a laugh.|
Here are some shots of the landing after the first flight.
|Aux wings deployed.|
Back up for a second ride with Alexis and Nolan, my sister's kids.
|Waiting for the police helicopter. Cool.|
|Wing waggle as we raise the gear.|
Back for another landing.
|Watch out seagull!|
|I love this shot with Alex|
|Another satisfied customer|
|They had a great time.|
Everyone enjoyed lunch and their rides. It was good to see them. Time to head home.
Here are some shots from the flight home.
|Patterns in the marsh|
|Dammed lake! (get it?)|
|Civil war fort on island in the Delaware River.|
|Crossing the Delaware.|
|Me and Nancy|
|Final for home|
We put the plane away. It only took 3 hours to fly to the shore, lunch and give rides. Lots of fun and time to do lots more today.