|Date||Aircraft||Route of Flight||Time (hrs)||Total (hrs)|
|17 Dec 2017||N21481||SDC (Sodus, NY) - local flight||1.0||1746.1|
Nothing says "let's go flying" quite like 7°F!
It was cold, clear, and calm at 7:30 am. I had to shovel snow away from the hangar door and Yaktrax were necessary for traction when pulling the Warrior onto the icy ramp. As expected, aircraft performance was outstanding and I used the time to practice some steep turns, simulated engine out landings, short and soft field take-offs and landings, and some regular-old touch and goes.
It is rare to see clear ice on Sodus Bay (it's usually snow-covered), rarer still to see the reflections of morning clouds in that ice.
Cold weather flying is good for the soul.