Right after he landed, the plane in front of me started back-tracking down the runway. She turned around and took off, just as the tow plane for the glider called the tower that he was on final for a landing. I thought I would be sitting there for another few minutes, so I asked if I could take off from the intersection, rather than back-tracking down to the end of the runway. I was cleared to do so and headed out on my voyage into the unknown. I flew over my mother’s house and took a few pictures, then the same over my aunt’s house. I took some pictures of the Fall colours as well:
I flew over Welland and snapped a pic of the bridge:
It was quite a pretty flight. Unfortunately, the weather started to turn a bit. I headed toward the West and decided to fly out to Tillsonburg. The weather was worse when I was South of Hamilton. Here is what the view looked like:
It became rather windy and started showering. Ah yes, nothing like getting your plane cleaned for free – works for me! I didn’t mind the rough flight, but I would never take up a passenger in that kind of weather. Once I got past Hamilton, it started to clear up a bit. I made it to Tillsonburg and was debating whether or not to land and get fuel. I had more than enough to get back home, but it’s usually pretty cheap there. Once I swung around to join the downwind, I noticed the big “X” on each end of the runway. Now, thinking back to my flight training, I’m pretty sure I heard that those X’s mean something to the effect of “Thou shalt not landeth here”. Thus, I didn’t. I was about nine minutes from Bradford and contemplated stopping off there, mainly to go into the Aircraft Spruce store. The weather still wasn’t too good so I headed back to St. Catharines instead.
By the time I got back to the airport, I had been flying for over two hours. I think the weather put an end to the Cadet’s flying their gliders. The other activity at the airport had also died down quite a bit. I may go up again tomorrow morning. The airport is going to be closed for the week for some car testing thing. They do it every year.
Symptom’s for Today: Other than a bummed out mood, I’m feeling OK today. Now I just have a bad headache. I’ll go to bed early tonight so I’ll feel well enough to fly tomorrow morning.