So it was a warm, but not particularly pretty day last Monday in the great state of Washington when Mr. “BB Gun” and I decided to take a short flight in the 1977 Cessna 172 that Snohomish Flying Service had agreed to rent me. A high pressure front was moving in and pushing clouds out of the way, but not in time for take off. To make matters worse, I had forgotten my charts and AFD at home, so I had no frequencies for some of the more interesting airports and had to stay in the area where I know the advisory Freqs. Which just happened to be on the edge between the two fronts. So it was a bit bumpy flying, but not the worst I’ve had.
Fortunately I was able to convince BB to do most of the flying, he did well, but it worries me when people don’t question my instructions to “just fly toward that mountain.”
We took off from S43 and headed up to KAWO for a set of touch-and-goes. Which I executed flawlessly I might add, even after that bastard in the Twin Navion called that he was on his crosswind when he was turning base. After that it was a flight along the east side of I-5 (staying out of Whidbey’s airspace) to north of KBVS for a quick demonstration of a steep turn, a 0-G pushover and some slow flight. We then returned the aircraft to S43. A nice way to spend 1.4 hours.
The only Pix I got were a couple of shots of a tigermoth: