Due to the current situation, Mike and I have only been flying around locally. We often like to fly to different airports for breakfast or pilot gatherings. During the decent weather, there are many fly-ins we enjoy attending. Today, we joined the Trillium Flyers up at the Hanover (Saugeen Municipal) Airport for a steak on a bun lunch and fundraiser for Hope Air. Despite the clouds, it was a smooth ride there….ahhhhhh…..
When we were about thirty minutes away from the airport, we switched over to their frequency. We couldn’t believe the amount of traffic landing there. They wanted people there by 11:15 and at the rate I was going, we were going to be there around 11:05. I slowed down a bit so we would arrive a bit closer to 11:15, and hopefully the traffic would die down by then. It worked perfectly. Once we were over Hanover, there were no other planes calling in. It’s always fun to land with a bunch of planes in the circuit, but it was nice not to have to worry about a flock of planes ahead of and behind me.
We parked and got Vyctor all snuggly in a parking spot:
We ran into a few people we knew, which was really nice. Most folks were wearing masks and trying to stay safe. Once food was ready, we sauntered over to the line, to claim a delicious steak on a bun. It was cooked perfectly – tres delicious!
The weather was perfect, with a nice cool breeze. This certainly helped with the amazing turnout for this event:
I’m so happy to have learned about this group of enthusiastic pilots, so hopefully we can attend more of their events soon.
The flight home was nice. We passed over the rather busy IKEA and Mapleview Mall in Burlington:
Next, we were coming in over downtown St. Catharines, to land at the Niagara District Airport, which you can see just past the Welland Canal:
Once home, we decided to work on some house stuff. I have a suggestion for anyone considering getting Sphynx cats – make sure you buy a good carpet cleaner! Despite washing them at least once a week, they still manage to leave brown grease spots on the carpets. Mya stayed close to the warm air, venting from the machine:
It felt good to be productive, as there is still so much we want to do with the house. We were supposed to order our paint for the basement, but it seems everything else got in the way. There’s always tomorrow.
Today’s symptoms: This past week wasn’t the best. I felt really run down, drained and just overall blah. Things started to improve on Friday and I was so relieved to be feeling better today. I’m glad we didn’t have to cancel our flight for today. Now I just need it to stay this way!