B-17G Flying Fortress
|engine oil level high|
popped cowling off ... easy drain
getting it back together was a different story ...
|typical morning ... after shower, cooking breakfast,|
coffee in hand
|turkey bacon for me, "real" bacon for him|
|feels good to have my boots back on for the day|
|just off 18 ... BKN30|
|455kts (doesn't "feel" faster,but it did create an even bigger sillier smile|
|"thinking face" ... what's different what's the same?|
I can feel velocity gently rinsing gravity off the wings ... it's subtle, smooth ...
I feel the length of the fuselage behind us and I twist in my seat to observe the wing ...
"The wing is a fair distance behind us" I say and he laughs. "Sometimes we stop with the front end suspended over the end of the runway." I look away ... back out my window gauging the distance I sit in front of the gear ... I think I would prefer to see a roll out like that from outside the plane.
|Broke through and the second thing I noted was the pond at the end of the runway|
"Hope not to see any alligators up close and personal,"
I'm thinking about how short the runway seems at this speed.
Lovelovelove the stopping program
it's fairly loud after the quiet of cruise
and unlike departure, there is nothing subtle about it.
I've watched 'em land thousands of times and it looks cool from out there,
but I absolutely adored the entire landing process from where I sat.
|departure ... each frequency change cleared us higher|
|clouds streaming overhead|
|last whisper of gold|
|the CJ has pretty lines I think|
lite chop tickles my feet (and I smile)
|It's just one beautiful vista after another|
I'm excited ...
thinking about trying to paint one of the images from this trip
as a place keeper for a "blessed" day
|here I think "It" must be a water color|
bc these colors are a gift from water content in our atmosphere
|fire and ice|
|Cessna lines ...|
|Imho, it's just a very privileged perspective ... |
for me it's not even about the plane,
it's what it requires of you and what it returns to you ...
(that 's a fair summary statement for how I've experienced my aviation journey).
|home ... straight in 4000 OVC (visual approach)|