View Full Version : This Weekend's Flying Photos
02-01-2004, 08:52 PM
Here are some of the photos I took this weekend. Weather has been below freezing for over a week so the ponds and lakes are all icing over.
02-01-2004, 08:54 PM
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02-01-2004, 08:58 PM
How come no one is at the beach? Darn, and I had my camera all ready in case it was a topless one too... ;D
02-01-2004, 09:00 PM
Here is the East-Fork Little Miami River :)
02-01-2004, 09:03 PM
8) Beautiful park!
02-02-2004, 03:09 AM
Tim, I have a hard time trying to imagine how the fun of flying beats the agony of my teeth chattering & freezing my butt off. I try to spend as little time outside as possible. It just makes Spring that much sweeter!!!
02-02-2004, 06:19 AM
Hey Tim . . .are you training to be Santa Claus?
02-02-2004, 09:37 AM
I think I hate cold weather at least as much as you do but I am a newbe. I need to get that flying time in so I can keep my skills up. Although it seems strange to be 'building hours' in an ultralight I hope it will payoff when spring comes around and that PPL check ride starts to loom closer.
Besides making hanger payments and cabin fever would send me to the Looney bin if I did not get out and go for a flight now and then.
I have at least 3 layers of clothing on most parts of my body, Full-face helmet and my flight is only 30-45min long.
Glove liners are helpful underneath water-proof gloves.
No, alas Doc Jon is already Santa Claus for PRA Chapter 34 ( see cover of the last Rotorcraft ) but I was lucky enough to be included in Sue's poem on the inside article!
Besides, I would be too tempted to keep the toys for myself and the 447 is too underpowered with a high thrust line. It might cause RIO ( reindeer induced oscillation )
02-02-2004, 10:12 AM
I love the pictures!! Is that a 447 powered aircommand?
How is the performance in the cold weather?
02-02-2004, 02:29 PM
Yes, it is a 447 AirCommand. The cold-air performance is good. I won't miss the cold but I will miss the cold air performance. :(
02-02-2004, 08:14 PM
Fantastic pictures. I'm also fighting the cold weather this winter, but still trying to get some flight time in. Its tough, I can only take 30 or 40 minutes when its only 35 degrees out.
02-03-2004, 03:18 AM
Those are great shots! No chicks on the beach? Imagine that, are you sure that it has public access?
Maybe no humans to wave to, but I'll bet it's easy to spot deer. Get down real low & try to get some shots of deer running from you.
That machine is probably as challenging to fly as anything. A machine with more power should be easier to fly but if not CLT it will have more PPO power!
Have you flown in a CLT machine yet? You should love your elite machine!!!
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