Weather is finally allowing some flying. Got to see God’s view.
Today, while I was waiting for my guys to get a particular piece of work done, I had Christian prop the UltraCub so I could get flying. I was aloft a minute later.
90+ degree heat on the ground turned to air conditioning as I climbed thru 100′. Lovely feeling as the air pressed by on either side of me.
Still skies. Even in the heat. Pulled back to probably 50% power and loitered at 800′ while turning lazy circles. Kept the air conditioning on. Didn’t do anything stupid. Just puttered around.
(Can’t understand why the world isn’t beating a path to Belite’s door. Just can’t.)
Yesterday evening, I flew over my friend Kevin’s house and left behind a friendly offering (a teddy bear with a parachute, cleanly deposited in his front lawn.)
Flew over to Benton and shot a whole bunch of touch and goes on the grass, and even one on the pavement. Loved the folks watching me. Kept a constant eye out for traffic, as I was NORDO. (No Radio.)
I also flew around and looked at the harvest. Big plumes of dust headed up and north as the evening wind and heat lifted wheat chaff upwards.
Pictures show the story:
|Kansas Sunset approaches|
|Kansas beauty in June.|
|Cut Wheat Field. Interesting effect.|
|Another cut wheat field.|
|I love the harvest.|
|He’s got a long ways to go.|
|But he’s working on it.|
After both of the flights, I still haven’t refueled — burning less than 5 gallons combined.
I also had opportunity to do a speed check. Yes, I was marginally concerned that the UltraCub was speeding over the FAR 103 limit of 62mph. With full power, it clocked in at a cruise speed of about 60 – 61 mph. I can relax.