|Date||Aircraft||Route of Flight||Time (hrs)||Total (hrs)|
|30 July 2020||N21481||SDC (Sodus, NY) - DSV (Dansville, NY) - DSV||1.3||2124.9|
...is for ice cream. Right? What were you thinking?
Planning activities for the Williamson Flying Club in the midst of a pandemic has been challenging. Many destinations are either closed or running at significantly diminished capacity. In 2019, we often swarmed into places like locusts. In the current environment, we simply cannot do that.
But a quick evening flight to Dansville for dessert from Ice Cream Island? That's easy. Dansville is close enough to be manageable for the slower aircraft, but far enough away for everyone to feel like they've left the local area. Ice Cream Island is an unassuming little shack deposited in the Big Lots parking lot with the ability to dispense a surprising flavor variety of Perry's and Gifford's hand-dipped ice creams. Because all seating is outside, capacity is flexible. Being outside is safer anyway. The evening adventure was an easy win on many fronts.
It was a beautiful evening to visit the sky.
Jamie brought his new (to him) Searey to Dansville! He also let the Ice Cream Island folks sucker him into getting a large for 25 cents more. This may have had a financial appeal, but likely required a reassessment of weight and balance.
We filled the ramp at Dansville with eleven aircraft and their crews!
Fortunately, I do not think that the return to Dansville triggered any PTSD for Warrior 481.
|A nice photo of several of our airplanes taken by Dan P.|
|Melodie, Alicia, Brad, me, Tom, Steve, and Paula loitering on the ramp. Photo by Dan P.|
We launched into calm air lit by a glorious sunset on the return.
By the next day, everyone in Rochester was talking about the incredible sunset. We were the fortunate few to see it from an entirely different perspective.