Saturday, September 29, 2012

Autumn Weather

Date Aircraft Route of Flight Time (hrs) Total (hrs)
29 Sep 2012 N21481 5G0 (LeRoy, NY) - DSV (Dansville, NY) - 5G0 1.9 1093.6

Greg has been my good friend since the fifth grade.  While he was visiting us in Rochester this weekend, we took to the sky Saturday morning for a little sightseeing.  Though conditions were poor for a long flight (we gave up on any plans of flying to breakfast), the autumn weather made for many beautiful sights.

Low clouds nearly obscured the waterfalls in Letchworth State Park, but not quite.

The low clouds did obscure Portageville, NY, partially surrounded by an oxbow in the Genesee River.

From Letchworth State Park, we proceeded to Dansville, NY where we had a second breakfast at the truck stop diner before meeting Kristy and The Bear for a hiking expedition at Stony Brook.

After hiking, we departed Dansville to the southeast and flew past the windmills set high on a plateau overlooking I-390.

Greg had never visited the Finger Lakes before, so we flew north along Canandaigua Lake under a dark, localized overcast.  Canadiagua is not one of the largest Finger Lakes, but it is a respectable specimen.

Once clear of the lake, the clouds, and the highest terrain, I turned the controls over to Greg and gave him his first experience flying an airplane.  After he came all the way from Michigan for a visit, it was the least I could do.

1 comment:

  1. Crazy - the colors are about the same here right now. The dry summer is contributing to what's likely a very short season of fall colors this year.

    I think we flew over those very windmills when we went to Syracuse last summer. Love the shot over the lake, too!