Friday, March 6, 2015
Fly the Sunny Skies
This has been an amazing winter. February and March (so far) have had more sunny days than I can ever remember for this time of year. Perfect weather for flying.
We took 997 out of her hangar at Bellingham Airport for some IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) practice. (Stop by next week for the rest of the story.) Practicing in sunny skies makes us more proficient when the clouds return and we have to fly without visual contact with our surroundings. Kind of like flying blind, but the instruments tell us everything we need to know.
Heading back into Bellingham on the approach to Runway 16 we could see Mt. Baker in the distance capped by a wispy cloud. Then on final, we could see her lofty snow capped peaks over the wing. What a nice day to enjoy blue skies up close and personal. -- Margy