|Landing on Runway 09 at Jefferson County.|
We departed Bellingham International, our home airport, for the half hour flight to Port Townsend. Wayne and I are still learning how to use our Garmin 430W IFR-rated GPS for RNAV (aRea NAVigation) approaches. Small airports like Jefferson County can now have IFR approaches for airplanes to use in weather with low visibility.
|iPad interface with Garmin 430W.|
Our new navigation technology helped us out a lot. The Garmin Flightstream with Bluetooth technology let Wayne use his iPad to receive moving map information from our GPS on a larger display. And the Garmin Pilot software includes FAA approved charts with a real-time display of the plane's position. This flight was to help us learn how to use these features more effectively.
Another reason for coming was to have lunch at the airport's Spruce Goose Cafe. Airport cafes are well know for excellent homecooking. The Spruce Goose fits the mold. Whether you come for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the food is great. We shared a Caesar salad, beef dip sandwich, and a chocolate shake.
They were all good, but that shake really hit the spot. Flying is such thirsty work!
|Port Townsend, Jefferson County Airport.|
|Spruce Goose Cafe|
Whether you arrive by car, ferry or airplane, put Port Townsend on your list of places to visit in the near future. -- Margy