Sunday, February 8, 2009

Otisco Lake Fly-in

A lake frozen solid,

Warm southerly breezes,

Plenty of food,


Friends (old and new),



Piper J4

Aeronca Champ

Rides and Flying

Frank solo

Phil and Frank

Sharon and Frank

Sharon and Frank on take-off

J4 Fly-by

Champ Fly-by

The warm southwest breeze was a welcome break from the frigid air that we have had in the northeast for most days since December. The strong winds aloft did prevent a few planes from completing the flight westbound from the Cooperstown area forcing them to turn back as their ground speed dropped to unacceptable levels. The surface winds weren't too strong and the air was mostly smooth down low over the lake so later in the day Frank gave rides.

For those that made it, Kate and Frank had plenty of food and good times for all. Sausage sandwiches, chili, cornbread, baked macaroni & cheese, cookies and cupcakes, plus much more. There was plenty of flying talk and a lot of catching up with friends we normally only see during the soaring season.

Much thanks for a wonderful afternoon to our hosts - Frank and Kate

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