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Today's flight for 2017

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Well what a tumultuous two days.  Pic and rest of story to follow tomorrow.  

 

Ok update time.  Its Friday 17:57 BST and three days ago we flew up to Newcastle University for my Daughters Graduation.  She is now another Dr Hyett like my Mother and Father before her.  Went IFR up there and VFR back.  Although technically the weather coming back was worse than going up.  EGTR - EGNT.  EGTR had a notamed runway closure to finish at 125:00 UTC so i filed a plan to ensure that it opened on time as there was NO WAY I was missing her graduation due to some pot hole filling!

Left at 16:30 BST and landed 1:30 hours later.  Andrew 2 was busy taking pics and videos.  So enjoy the country estates he took photos of.  IMG_2117.thumb.JPG.0d7fc3dc7b73307f9d332b1218569e29.JPGQuick Pre-flight check and make sure Husband's headset  is all working fine.

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Take off on 08 bye bye Elstree see you tomorrow.

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Looks like Harvest time in the UK me thinks.

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Leeds Bradford Airport as we zipped past at FL100

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Dont tell the Russians, but it is up norf somewhere!

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17 mile ILS into Newcastle.  Looooooooong Final with a 737 up our bum! (this was the last bit!)

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Arrival

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A few of the new Doctors!

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The before posing photo, Dad, Mother and Daughter.

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One SERIOUSLY proud father and a very clever Daughter. (who apparently is still a bit shell shocked about it all!)

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Dad 2 or in reality Andrew 2, he as well has had to cope with 5 years of "i cant do this, its all too hard".  But She did do it and it wasnt too hard, Andrew and I can now relax (possibly)

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Leaving Newcastle in the gloom, it was YUCK

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The reason we fly Mooneys, they get to FL070 SO fast!  

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The Two Andrews flying home, happy and content to See Andrew 1s daughter all grown up. Love the white interior of AL.  About 40 miles after this was taken we descended into EGTR which had a 800 foot cloud base.  Andrew 2 not overly happy about that! :)  

 

 

 

 

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On 18/07/2017 at 1:07 PM, Yooper Rocketman said:

Now that's what I'm talking about!  My motto has always been "it's not truly a cross country flight until you are still outbound after your first fuel stop".  You did 3 of them!

Tom

Why not visit EGTR that will put your hours up. :). Oh and ill show you london.  

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1 hour ago, Hyett6420 said:

Well what a tumultuous two days.  Pic and rest of story to follow tomorrow.  

Teases like this 'un are just downright mean!!  :angry:

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On 7/7/2017 at 9:03 PM, sgrooves said:

Didn't take any pictures, but today I passed my instrument check ride. Oddly enough, and I didn't realize until this evening, it was EXACTLY 2 years from my first solo flight.

Getting my instrument rating in my own plane was a huge driver behind the purchase of my Mooney. I made it a goal to pass as soon as possible. Took the written as soon as I put a deposit down on the plane.

Got my Mooney last May and after learning the plane (and dealing with some squawks), I started my IFR training in January this year. Took about a month off in between for annual/vacation. Excited to get the certificate wet on a long cross-country from NC to WI next week (no, not OSH)! I'll be sure to add photos then.

Congrats!

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On the way back east.  More in the vacation thread.

 

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I flew down to a Hamburger Social for supper last evening.  Got to see an ex-Lancair builder/owner that I had helped close one wing (for which he returned the favor and drove up to my shop to close one of mine as well).  I hadn't seen him in 5 years, got to see my Lancair completed and watched my start-up and departure.  I had to watch a system moving in in the event a deviation was required.  It wasn't, but got pretty rough as I passed the leading edge of it coming in near Green Bay.

I will pass 135 hours this morning when we go to KIWD to close on a new semi-truck!     150 hours, here we come!

Tom

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I am headed to LA right now with my butt planted in a United seat.   I flew my daughter to Boston so that we could pick up one of her friends to take to LA with us for the weekend.   Sunday we'll fly back to Boston and then my daughter and I will head home in 8PJ.

Parked next to a nice looking O2 on the ramp at Signature (KBED).

Brad

 

 

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38 minutes ago, BradB said:

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I am headed to LA right now with my butt planted in a United seat.   I flew my daughter to Boston so that we could pick up one of her friends to take to LA with us for the weekend.   Sunday we'll fly back to Boston and then my daughter and I will head home in 8PJ.

Parked next to a nice looking O2 on the ramp at Signature (KBED).

Brad

 

 

Yep, looks like the same system.  Checked you on Flight Aware.  No grass growing under the tires on your Mooney!  

Nice looking bird!

Tom

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Had to make another run for supplies and as always Snoopy was a fun time saving way to do it. Flying home in near 100 degrees at takeoff and was pleased to see a drop of 15 degrees in oil temps since replacing the vernatherm in identical conditions as when it rose to its highest ever. As we were crossing Clearlake (which is a funny) name since it gets so much green during the heat of summer we passed over this bloom that was quite unusual. Never seen it get that color before. In its defense I must add that Clearlake is considered the oldest lake on the Western Hemisphere possible that it's over 160k years old.  Very shallow water so sun penetration reaches the bottom makes things grow. It's also one of the best large mouth bass lakes in the country. As always good to be flying.

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Flight from CGF to TYS today. Departed and climbed from 2000 to 7000 mostly in imc, then up to 10k. It doesn't show on flight aware really, but we made our way through a huge blob and another line in KY. The blob wasn't too bad of precip, but the sink was really slowing me down to maintain alt. Big time. So, I went a little east to get out of the sink. It was nice to get the experience.

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Made a quick hop up to Burlington, VT KBTV to pick up my son and daughter in-law then over to Lake Placid, NY for some lunch and wandering around.  I failed to preflight the social calendar for Lake Placid and found that there was a Ironman race going on.  That would have been really neat except the course ran past the airport on the only access road and had the route totally closed to vehicle traffic.  So we enjoyed a 2.4 mile walk each way.  Still managed lunch but the wandering around was spent hoofing it back out to the airport.  The worst part was I felt like I couldn't even complain about the walk with all of the competitors going by.

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Tony,

you must have got some credit... those iron man guys swim, run, bike... none of them fly!  :)

Best regards,

-a-

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Today's flight was averted.    There was some yucky haze.   Practiced some steep turns when home and landed.

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So for all you Scottish descendants out there today's flight was from Egtr to EGPF (look it up :) ).  Purpose to see Vicki's new home for the next two years at least while she does foundation medicine   

Lovely place and Vicki's new home.  She has found herself a lovely new flat.  So proud of her. 

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my co pilots

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dodging the weather at FL080

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La Route note the radar vectoring for the ILs at EGPF  the wiggle down south to go north east is to avoid Luton control zone  

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her new street  

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young lad (about 11) busking with the bag pipes on the main shopping drag.   Rather sweet.  

 

 

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Austin to San Bernardino on Friday, SBD to San Carlos on Monday and I'll go SQL to Las Vegas today. It's good to be flying again.

 

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Anyone recognize this famous airport?

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43 minutes ago, gsxrpilot said:

Austin to San Bernardino on Friday, SBD to San Carlos on Monday and I'll go SQL to Las Vegas today. It's good to be flying again.

Anyone recognize this famous airport?

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Looks like Van Nuys? I've flown past there a number of times. (Although I must confess I don't know why it's famous...)

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12 minutes ago, Skates97 said:

Looks like Van Nuys? I've flown past there a number of times. (Although I must confess I don't know why it's famous...)

Winner!  It's the feature of the documentary 16R. 

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Austin to San Bernardino on Friday, SBD to San Carlos on Monday and I'll go SQL to Las Vegas today. It's good to be flying again.


Whatsamatter Paul?!! You didn't like the weather in Maine?

You're gonna wear that new K out before you even get to know her!


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Took off work early met my wife at the hangar for a hop over the hill to take care of an appointment in town. Just a short flight 15 minutes vs one and a half hours drive each way. I sometimes think we get the most utility out of our Mooney as anyone around. 

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A new personal altitude record for me today. FL250. I was pushing it pretty hard and it was drinking a lot of fuel. I did notice one cylinder getting a little warm and a touch of cowl flaps cooled it right down. The infinitely variable cowl flaps on the 252 are nice to have. You can really cover some country at these speeds.

This was KSQL to KVGT

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On 20/07/2017 at 0:27 AM, Hank said:

Teases like this 'un are just downright mean!!  :angry:

Ive updated it now Hank. :)  

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