No excuse or even a specific destination is needed to go flying, but having either of these does make it even more fun! Reviewing the list of upcoming events on upstatelist.org last week I found there was a pancake breakfast this Sunday at the Warbird Museum in Geneseo. This would be a fun place to bring my dad.
The weather was perfect for the flight light south winds at the surface and only a slight headwind for the flight out. Taking off a little after 8, the air was smooth as glass for the cruise west at 4,500 feet.
Auburn and Owasco Lake beyond
Me and Dad
Seneca Falls with Finger Lake Regional Airport beyond
The breakfast was a bit quieter than I expected. Nowhere near the crowds at Weedsport's every other week breakfast and only a fraction of the attendance at the Marcellus Fathers Day breakfast (coming up in a couple weeks)
Dining area in main hangar
After eating we walked around the hangar and looked at a half dozen aircraft in various stages of rebuilding. We also toured the Warbird Museum.
Scale P-51 (Stewart 51?)
I'll have to check out my reflection when no one with a camera is watching!
Beechcraft Super 18
This aircraft took part in the Invasion of Normandy
Pilot...Co-pilot...Hey! Where's mine?
W7 flew back to Europe to take part in the Return to Normandy ceremony last year.
Geneseo from the south
Montezuma Wildlife Refuge
Relaxing and enjoying the view
This guy flew into the window as I was taxiing out just a moment before I closed it for take-off. For the entire return flight it walked back and forth across the windscreen exiting the plane when I got out in Marcellus.
We had a nice flight and I was happy to have my dad along with me.
(This flight was just a warm up for Dad and I when in two weeks we will take the Cessna to Charlotte, NC)