Flying Randall Airport

This morning I got up before dawn and drove up to Randall Airport near Middletown, New York.  As I arrived, two hot air balloons were taking off.  I set up my wing and prepared to launch:

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Liftoff of flight #107:

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I circled to gain altitude before crossing the runway:

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And away:

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My destination for today was this ancient lake bed known as the Black Dirt Region:

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Winds at 1200 feet above the ground were smooth and blowing at 9 to 11 MPH from the west, but as I got down lower, shearing and perhaps rotor made for bumpy flying so I didn’t get lower than 200 feet above the ground:

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On the way back I flew over this harness racing track.  A horse and cart are visible on the leftmost edge of the track’s grey “lane”:

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Returning to the airport:

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Circling around for final approach:

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Once I landed, I took a closer look at fellow PPG pilot Paul’s Emergency Response Studio, parked here at the airport:

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I love the translucent wall section and the geodesic homage to Buckminster Fuller:

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This bumper garden and trellis is fantastic:

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Erie Canalway NHC, etc.
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