After almost a year of trying, I finally made it to Edenvale (just west of Collingwood)! I was feeling quite good when I woke up, after a good night. I couldn’t believe how clear the weather was – perfect! Jan and I headed to the airport around 8:30. During my walk-around, I had to remove something:
It was a really smooth flight, which is the only kind my little mother likes. We arrived at the Edenvale Airport after an hour and ten minute flight:
Coming over the trees just ahead of the runway is always fun (not for Mike though)!
The hangar where I was to meet up with the Edenvale Classic Aircraft directors was easy to find and looked quite welcoming:
We had a really nice, relaxing chat with everyone. I was so happy to see the framed print of the Tiger Moth I won last year. I also perused their library and signed out a book. It’s nice to have a reason to go back:
Someone came in while we were chatting and said that he booked a tour of the Avro Arrow. I saw it previously in Downsview during a fly-in and also last year in Edenvale. My little mother hadn’t yet seen this amazing piece of history. We joined them on the tour – such great timing!
It’s so amazing to see in person. Just when you thought my little mother couldn’t look any tinier.
Seeing the Avro Arrow is a must if you’re ever up that way. You just need to call and book a tour.
Back at Vyctor, I posed like a dork with my nice new pic, then got him ready to rock home:
On the way up we took the Brampton route, so flew west of Toronto. I decided on the way back, since there isn’t much air traffic right now, to pass right over the city. The Air Traffic Controller was good with my idea and cleared me through.
The Island Airport, like Pearson, certainly wasn’t very busy today:
LifeFlight flew under us, about 1000′ lower:
If your’re wondering, I think the newish Costco out in Stoney Creek is just as busy as the St. Catharines one now. Yikes!:
The flight was perfect and I’m so glad that wee Jan was able to join me. Now I just have a book to read so we can return is to Edenvale. It’s nice to have an excuse to go back.
Today’s symptoms: I felt quite good this morning after a restful sleep. As always after a flight, I’m quite drained and achy now. Experiences like what I had today are worth every second of feeling cruddy afterwards. I’ll chill tomorrow and hopefully feel good again on the weekend. At least I’ll be going to bed tonight with a big smile on my face.