Category Archives: Flight

Just one flight, barely a trip.

Halfway

Welcome to Kansas! Made it halfway, but high winds and impending storms make it unlikely I will make it home tonight. I how to take off at 8am. I am in a Denny’s without any handguns. My brain is a … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh, Headed West

A lot of clouds ok the way in, but still VFR. Nell and the boys are probably a few hundred miles ahead. Time for lunch.

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West to East!

We made it! We are in New Hampshire in a lovely house overlooking a pleasant lake. I have just barely recovered from eighteen and a half hours of flying. We traveled nearly twenty-three hundred miles. We hope to continue to … Continue reading

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Wednesday: Ithaca, NY to Lebanon, NH

On Saturday morning we hope to continue our coast-to-coast journey to the actual coast by landing in East Hampton and having dinner on the sand by the lapping waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Until then, this is the end of … Continue reading

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Tuesday: Champaign, IL to Ithaca, NY

After sleeping the sleep of the near-dead, I rolled over at 6:30am and pulled my laptop up to check the weather. The air conditioner seemed to ignore the thermostat (my friend Marc would have loved it) so the room was … Continue reading

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Monday: Albuquerque, NM to Champaign, IL

Okay, no one is going to purposefully stop in Champaign, IL are they? (Actually, not true. Bob and I stopped on our way west in 2007.)

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Tip of the Finger Lake

This is the view from our hotel room window, overlooking the Cornell campus. I haven’t been back for twenty years, since I escaped. We landed last night ahead of a thunderstorm which we chased along the length of New York … Continue reading

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Happy on the Ground

Totally amazing to get so close to Chicago and hear that they had evacuated the tower at the field we were headed toward (Midway). We are (very) happily on the ground in Champaign,IL.

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Pushing On

We weren’t able to get out of Albuquerque last night (thunderstorms, night, mountains), but we were up early and out in the morning. A fuel stop on Guymon, OK made us think of our friend Dean. Now we are in … Continue reading

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Wind Shear

The tower here at ABQ pointed out twenty knots of wind shear off the departure end. So we are delaying another half hour. We still hope to make Witchita tonight, although there will be no early morning departure tomorrow.

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