|Date||Aircraft||Route of Flight||Time (hrs)||Total (hrs)|
|10 Oct 2011||N21481||5G0 (LeRoy, NY) - FZY (Fulton, NY) - K09 (Piseco, NY) - 5G0||3.7||992.2|
I took a vacation day from work in hopes of seeing some fall color. From "The Weather Channel", I knew that the Adirondack High Peaks were already past peak color, but that foliage on the more diminutive peaks to the south might still favor a brighter complexion.
It was a quiet morning at the Le Roy Airport on October 10. Not a creature (or airplane) was stirring.
Oswego County Airport looked inviting, so I stopped for fuel. When did $5.30/gal become a bargain?
The low-lying areas around Piseco Lake were still quite colorful, though the higher peaks surrounding the area skewed more amber than crimson.
The Piseco Airport, located on the north end of Piseco Lake, was deserted when we arrived.
I seated myself on a shaded bench with a view of the trees paralleling the runway to the west. Breathing deep of the clean air, alone at the quiet country airport, I savored a simple picnic lunch.
As I finished, another aircraft landed. The pilot of the Light Sport Aircraft handled the squirrely winds spilling over the western peaks far more capably than I.
On departure, I circled the area once to get a final look before returning home.
Back to work tomorrow...