The return from Lander was technically uneventful, as I like it to be. But it was lots of fun and I saw some great friends along the way. From Lander, after a wonderful NOLS Faculty Summit, I flew home via:
Dodge City, KS
Little Rock, AR
Seneca Falls, NY
Enroute I saw beautiful gorges, amazing clouds above and below me,
winding rivers, a few balloons, had a planned night landing and cruised
between 2,500 and 9,500 feet. All in all it proved to be an amazing
experience to compliment a similar flight undertaken in November, 2005.
I flew at night, in the bright sunshine, above and below the clouds,
between rainstorms on both sides of the airplane, and once laughed as I
looked back at where I came from, wondering how I would get through if I
was going the other way. Flying over the home airport, I flew over my
home and had previously alerted the fam as to when I would be flying
over. They saw me as I passed over a few thousand feet above them and
waved a big white sheet to contrast the driveway. The sky cleared as I
approached Norwood and after 45 hours of flying in the previous two
weeks, I didn't want to stop. But, alas, one has to come down
eventually, as there are other things that need attending to. Freddy
the Cessna is now getting his annual check-up and will soon be fit for
more flying adventures! Thanks for coming along!
the night landing:
and landing back at the home airport of Norwood, MA!