|Date||Aircraft||Route of Flight||Time (hrs)||Total (hrs)|
|01 Oct 2017||N21481||SDC (Sodus, NY) - 6B9 (Skaneateles, NY) - 7G0 (Seneca Falls, NY) - SDC||1.7||1717.3|
I asked myself: what do I want to do this morning?
The answer: I want to land on grass. I had not done so since my tailwheel endorsement in June and all of those landings were in a Cub. When was the last time I landed the Warrior on grass? The trip to Basin Harbor a year ago?
I departed the Williamson Sodus Airport on a beautiful, chilly Autumn morning bound for the turf runway at Skaneateles Aerodrome (6B9). I have landed at Skaneateles many times, but never on the grass and it was time to rectify that. Along the way, I practiced some landings at home and in Seneca Falls. Here is what I saw that morning:
|Home base: the Williamson Sodus Airport.|
|There's nothing better than a crisp, freshly-striped runway.|
|North of Cayuga Lake near the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge|
|Skaneateles Aerodrome (6B9) looking northeast along the grass runway.|
|Over Skaneateles Lake while on a 45° pattern entry for grass runway 22.|
|Waiting for the fuel to settle before departing Skaneateles.|
|Looking southwest along the grass runway at Skaneateles Aerodrome|
|North end of Owasco Lake|
|Lock 4 on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Waterloo, NY|
|Erie Canal Lock 28A in Lyons, NY|