Friday, June 7, 2013

A beautiful, if hot, day for flying today: wheels-up at the Carlisle airport, up to Selinsgrove, then to the Bendigo airport near Tower City — all using VOR instrument navigation. 2nd photo is the hangars at Bendigo. Bendigo is a fun little airport, in a narrow ravine with 2500 foot mountains on both sides of the airport — it's a tight squeeze for a standard landing pattern, with a wall of trees to the left and wall of trees to the right, and a short runway, so you'd better get the landing right or it will be memorable. Despite a close pattern (because of the mountains), a short runway, and high density altitude, I had the plane nailed to the ground within the first third of the runway without the stall horn sounding. My guardian angel may have helped.
(4 photos)

May 30, 2013
Msgr. William J. King

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