Friday, April 2, 2010

Wow

Day 1, March 31st, 2010.

The first leg of my ferry flight was an amazing experience, taking the heli from Seattle to Crescent City, CA.  Only got in 4.7 hours of solo flight before I lost light and had to land.  I was in the mountains with the clouds, in scattered rain pockets, and over the coast.  Take a look for yourself:

Here is my new $250,000 ride



I got forced into the valley instead of taking the coast because the clouds decided not to cooperate.  Can't go through em, can't go over em, I guess we'll go around em!



I was very happy to finally see the coast.  I was beginning to worry that I would have to take the I-5 route, which would have been much more difficult due to the weather.


Beautiful flying


To prove I was there:



Newport Oregon, looks like a good place to refuel!



Me and N39 Beggar Pilot


Sunset.



After the sun went down, the ground lights I were expecting to lead my way down the coast decided not to exist, so I had to land rather than lose all reference to the horizon.  It was a fun, challenging and interesting day.  Hope the weather stays decent for tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. That is some funny shiz man.....jwm

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