We have had weeks of rain and wind here in Pennsylvania. There was a big snowstorm forecast for this Saturday, but we woke up to sunshine. My friend Garret and I decided to take advantage of the clear skies before the storm arrived. We took the Velocity over to one of our favorite lunch stops, Sky Manor Airport restaurant.
The skies were blue but hazy, with windy conditions and lots of bumps. We stayed at 3,500 and 160 knots to avoid getting bounced around too much. Visibility was good.
Here are some shots from the flight there.
|Nice view of blue skies and the incoming system.|
|View over the canard|
|...pops when we fly through it.|
After landing, we tied down and headed into the restaurant. The wind is getting stronger and we can feel the temperature dropping.
|A Saratoga takes off as we tie down on the ramp at Sky Manor|
|N929X on the ramp.|
|Garret gives a thumbs up as we park right outside the restaurant.|
Sky Manor is a great fly in destination. The restaurant is steps from the ramp, has a great view of the runway and terrific food.
|Ready for lunch - great food.|
|Our waitress, Molly, was the best!|
After breakfast, we head back out to the plane to fill up on cheap $4.50 a gallon fuel and head home.
|Heading back to the plane for departure.|
|The weather starts to go down quickly on the way home.|
|Murky view of a ski mountain and nuclear plant. Great navigation aid.|
|View of the screens|
|There was a ton of traffic on the way home.|
We got home no problem and had a great time.
By the time I got home, the weather had closed in and it started snowing. I'm really glad we got some flying time in today.