View Full Version : Illinois even soggier
03-29-2004, 02:46 PM
Knocked off early and flew another hour today. We got more rain last night....the farmers were just starting to get into the fields until all the rain we have had this past week.
03-29-2004, 02:47 PM
however...its starting to get greener
03-29-2004, 02:49 PM
03-29-2004, 02:51 PM
There are miles and miles of muddy fields. I was right on the deck as you can see my altimeter is at 0...and my shadow is visible.
03-29-2004, 02:53 PM
back to the airport
03-29-2004, 03:17 PM
I love the photos!
The low flight esp.
I am really enjoying the lack of growing crops in the farmland I have been flying over.
I flew yesterday but I did not take my camera with me this time. I found that I had been spoiled with the cold air performance. When I took off with a full tank she had no where near the climb performance she had last month.. :'(
03-29-2004, 07:24 PM
Tim: It is a rush flying over all this mud. Should I have an engine out...what a mess of a recovery operation it would be. I think I would just tarp it and wait a few days for the fields to settle off.
I hear you about the lack of crops. I tend to steer clear of tall corn fields. I have had forced landings in cow pastures,...bean fields. wheat fields..even on a highway...but never in a cornfield. I try to never fly over anything hostile to a landing that I cant glide out of. I remember going and coming from Mentone last summer. Towards the Illinois/Indiana border was this big ass cornfield...2 miles by 2 miles...4 square miles of corn.....I flew around it. ;D
03-30-2004, 04:28 PM
some more views
03-30-2004, 04:30 PM
rivers jumping banks
03-30-2004, 04:31 PM
down to 25 feet
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