Flying Long Island

I drove out to Long Island to go flying with some local plots:

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Flight #116:

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Flying from Jones Beach Island to Fire Island:

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Flying back across:

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Coming in for a landing:

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Touchdown:

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I would have flown for much longer but there was a good bit of turbulence, probably due to wind shear.  Local pilots tell me it dies down towards sunset.  If I ever decide to drive all the way out there again, I’ll come later in the day.

PPG Mount for Car

Since the truck had to be registered as a commercial vehicle in New York, I can’t drive it on certain roads.  I built a PPG mount for the car so that I can take the PPG anywhere:

I’ll be replacing the flimsy aluminum angle iron with steel:

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February 9th through the years

We’ve been off the road for about 10 months now, and much of today was occupied with snowblowing the driveway:

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Makes me wonder what I was doing on this day last year.  That would be Day 916.

Oh right, I was at the Salton Sea Fly-in:

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What about 2015?  That was Day 551.

Ah yes, again, the fly-in at Salton Sea:

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What about 2014?  That was Day 186, which was a raw sewage disaster, but we were enjoying dispersed camping near Borrego Springs:

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Fulltime RVing, I do miss you.

Assateague Sukkos Day 8: Still More Flying and Beach Fun, and Biking

This morning the weather was grim.  The forecast showed mist and fog, then high winds gusting to 40MPH moving in around midnight:

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Another yummy RV breakfast, featuring FakeBakon™:

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We laid out the shells and shell fragments we collected this week:

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The kids played in the surf again.  Note the fog reducing visibility to a few hundred feet:

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I went for a bike ride.  The fog dissipated as it moved inland beyond the beach, so the bay side of the island was clear.  I watched the horses out in the marsh:

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After riding a bit on the mainland, I came back to find this fellow right near the road:

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Another horse along the island road:

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By the time I returned to the RV, the fog had cleared, so I went for flight #114:

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Trish photographed me from the RV as I came in to land:

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This video shows all four flights on this trip:

Good Shabbos from Assateague Island!