bonal

Today's flight for 2018

Recommended Posts

Lots of great story's and flights from last year. Hope this year brings more of the same and that we all have a great and safe 2018. Hope we get more Mooney posts this year as well as all other flights and story's of flight.

Thank you

John aka Bonal

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

*Members that donate $10 or more do not see advertisements*

No flying for me today. It's too cold (27° is cold in Alabama!), and there's too much good football to watch!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Hank said:

 

No flying for me today. It's too cold (27° is cold in Alabama!

 

Come on Hank. Today I used my 21f garage to warm up after spending 30min swapping out my truck battery in the driveway this morning. -11f here. If it were 27 I would be riding my bike to the airport to go flying.:D

Happy New Year!

Dan

  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, DanM20C said:

Come on Hank. Today I used my 21f garage to warm up after spending 30min swapping out my truck battery in the driveway this morning. -11f here. If it were 27 I would be riding my bike to the airport to go flying.:D

Happy New Year!

Dan

That's part if the difference between Alabama and Wisconsin . . . .

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I'm happy to start the year with a flight on day one. Just another groceries run to WLW but the air was absolute smooth and even though a bit of haze you could see the Sierra mountains off in the distance.  Not too many folks out today temps were mid to upper 50's and really a great day to be in the sky. As always Snoopy performed well giving us a trouble free trip. I think it's a kick that we can fly our Mooney to take care of our needed supplies. I know it's not as exciting as most Mooney flights but hey we still have to accomplish all the required elements of a flight we take off we climb we cruise we descend we approach and we land. 

Happy new year everyone

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had another cold flight this afternoon.  The wind was blowing 14kts which did not help the 9 dF temps.  I reprogrammed my K factor on my JPI to hopefully close the gap between actual and indicated amounts.  It was about 1.8 gal conservative per tank over the last 4 fill up’s.  Made the mistake of leaving my gloves behind and it took a few mins to get my hands working again when I got back into the plane.  Took a picture of the Three Rivers Airport (KHAI) as I was curious about snow removal with my name currently on the waiting list for a hanger.  It was an enjoyable first flight of the year. CB0E7CF3-F8E9-47E0-805A-A09DED0DB157.thumb.jpeg.5628f9f48236a8ff4cee3b9a0b4998e0.jpeg

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Getting ready to take the runway this morning. KAVQ-P13, work and fly home in the afternoon. Not a bad gig.

IMG_8057.jpg

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did not think I would get to fly yesterday as we had other things to do. Our unofficial daughter returned from spending the holidays with her boyfriend and my wife knowing that I was pouting cuz I didn't get to fly suggested I take them for a short airplane ride. I asked her young man if he had ever been in a small plane and only time was in a 182 to jump out on a tandom parachute experience. He was very excited to go. We just flew a local flight around the area and I let him fly the plane for a while he really enjoyed the flight and send some video to his younger brother bragging on the opportunity to fly an airplane.

 

image.jpeg

image.jpeg

image.jpeg

  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did pattern work last week before the cold hit. I know it is not something to brag about, but when younfly as little as I get to, pattern practice is exciting. I did a total of seven touch and goes on two different runways all with a 15 degree crosswind.  I was behind the plane and flaring high on the first four, but my last three were good. Is was happy with that. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/1/2018 at 4:07 PM, Hank said:

That's part if the difference between Alabama and Wisconsin . . . .

But its a dry cold.....

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Last flight of the old year and first flight of the new year on New Year's Day. Flew to Arizona and before flying home gave 2 sisters, 1 brother-in-law, 6 nieces and nephews their first ride in a small plane and another brother-in-law his first ride in a small plane since he was a little kid. It was great fun! More pictures and the write-up on my blog.

No Brake Lights at 8,500'

20180101_131301.thumb.jpg.5ba668ea980b777d9c9982377377ec5a.jpg20180101_135343.thumb.jpg.c9d5800ae44ede787d78ae63bd9e0b71.jpg20180101_142819.thumb.jpg.d0bd53feeecf1fef112589bde92e09dc.jpg20180101_151219.thumb.jpg.8091a2753e1ed795c19c8bdf9155380e.jpg20180101_171904.thumb.jpg.c30bf31367351a521a6a7d844f9a3007.jpg

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great writeup, Richard! Love the blog, just enough detail to enjoy riding along with you. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A little late to post this from last Wednesday.  A friend flew me down to Georgia to pick up my plane from the avionics shop.  We flew back as a flight of two.  It was a lot of fun seeing his sweet beech 35 along side.  Not so great photos though.   Some day, we will take pax along with good cameras.  We stayed low at about 148ktas..  he had his pulled back just a little bit.   We could have gone faster if I had stayed in is wake the whole way.   It’s amazing how much the wake improves speed for the same power setting.

DCB7E856-81A4-432B-AD60-15C8447BB483.jpeg

22F8D979-A225-4F03-B876-69CAD7FB7E1E.jpeg

402D332A-96AD-4F37-A0F6-37C911FB3B70.jpeg

  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Took her up last weekend, quick check of the replacement vor indicators.  34 was far too cold to stay out long ( Texas )

Edited by McMooney
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I washed my plane this afternoon.  It was 76 degrees or so in Phoenix. 

image.thumb.png.e897f1e2f4696236a510c84085bf779f.png

Edited by carqwik
Added photo
  • Like 5
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I’ve got three flights in so far and two of them cross country’s. Flew to Bend this morning to pick up some stuff for the house remodel and took an aspiring pilot with me. He was very impressed with the Mooney speeds, big difference then the Cherokee 140 he is training in:)9039af631b91528aa78fb75b7bbf9af3.jpg
I’m not giving the finger I’m actually doing this :)
fcfa6d4c8004949bd8111fb6b48b471d.jpge6452c263ca09fb45246735981e644b6.jpg516e4307cde8de473331061a5325b5b6.jpg8769e49615f6d977a4553316b66234a3.jpg3a0734bfcd4a6f9c47ee70d86df3f2be.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Took my son back to Orlando so he can start his second semester at UCF.  Moments like this make having your own plane worth it!  Four hours of flight time vs 10-12 hours of driving. 

 

Being on Christmas break for 5 weeks takes its toll.  LOL.  The second pic is Gainesville.

 

IMG_20180107_092748.jpg

IMG_20180107_093501.jpg

  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, KLRDMD said:

Scottsdale airport today

IMG_8064.jpg

We flew to Phoenix this summer for a meeting and had a blast.  Had a few staff with us and drove to Sedona, too.  Beautiful area.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, rbridges said:

Took my son back to Orlando so he can start his second semester at UCF.  Moments like this make having your own plane worth it!  Four hours of flight time vs 10-12 hours of driving. 

Being on Christmas break for 5 weeks takes its toll.  LOL.  The second pic is Gainesville.

IMG_20180107_092748.jpg

 

My wife complains when I post pictures of her sleeping, leaning up against the door . . . .

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Hank said:

My wife complains when I post pictures of her sleeping, leaning up against the door . . . .

he's just grateful he didn't have to drive.  Of course he may be embarrassed to be seen with that polka dot pillow.  :lol:

  • Like 2
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The 9th was when I finally go AL up and out.  A new Concorde Battery with a freshly painted battery box.  Got 3 years out of the Gill.   Flew over to Hearne to see all the FEMA (our tax dollars) sitting at the airport not helping the people that need them

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was a dark and windy night... ok, it was a sunny and windy day on the coast. So I decided to go inland to a few new(to me) airports I had wanted to check out. I even brought along my video camera, which didn't get any useful audio, and stopped recording several times and needed to be restarted.

I headed from Newport(KONP) to Sisters Eagle Airport(6K5) which has a camping area I wanted to see. Then I headed to Lake Billy Chinook State(5S5) which is really more of an airpark, but I did manage to get the camera working:

Arrival and Departure from 5S5. Lake Billy Chinook State Airport Oregon

Then I headed to Prineville(S39) where every plane in the area was apparently flying and breaking off the 45 a couple times for traffic I couldn't spot and realizing that there were 2 similar sounding red and white skywagons on frequency(at least I think there were, we have proper callsigns for a reason folks). I said screw it and continued to Bend(KBDN) where I had planned to get fuel. After I had worked out my whole 'left vs right' and 'east vs west' problem someone ended up on the runway with a flat. So I headed over to Albany(S12) to get fuel, and managed to actually land there.

Then I headed back to Newport where the winds were favoring runway 02 at a sporting 060 18G24 or so(peak gusts were 26 I think)

Arrival to Newport Municipal Airport, Oregon, Runway 02 If you look carefully in the video you can see my house, you can also see why I live where I do.

Oh well, 3 hours, 2 new airports at least(and really the more interesting ones).

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Flew N1084L to Troutdale, OR and left her with Greg at MSC Advanced Aircraft for annual.  1.4 hour flight with 25 knot headwind. Surface winds were light except at KTTD, 25 G 30 right down runway fortunately. Strange funnel effect down Columbia River gorge.  My hangar neighbor picked me up in his RV 7-A.  Not a comfortable fit for my 6’3” body. Cascade volcanoes in photos. 

38350DBA-BDAE-40F9-803A-EFD293303054.jpeg

1CB6C9DB-5EA8-4C11-A022-EDE876A7B109.jpeg

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This long straight "road" is where Trump is building the wall. It is the US/Mexico border in AZ.

No political discussion implied, just showing you the area . . .

IMG_8097.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now