Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring Fl(y)ing in the Pattern

Piper Arrow 997 outside her hangar at BLI.
On the first day of spring, Wayne and I decided to celebrate with a spring fling up in the air in our Piper Arrow 997.  We joked and called it our spring fl(y)ing.

We headed over to 997's hangar at Bellingham International Airport (BLI) and pulled her out to enjoy an afternoon with a mix of sun and cloud with us.

The calendar may have said it was the first day of spring, but the weather wasn't so sure.

We decided to do some pattern work and practice take-offs and landings.

On our base leg at Bellingham International Airport on the first day of spring.

Come along with us and fly around the pattern.

After several circuits, we landed and returned to the hangar.

Final approach for our last landing.
Getting up in the air on such a wonderful day gave us hope that sunnier skies and better weather are just around the corner.

And when that happens, you know where we'll be, flying the skies of the Pacific Northwest.

You can fly along with us here at Margy Meanders by clicking "Flying" in the sidebar. And you can read more about our aviation adventures in Wayne's book Flying the Pacific Northwest. It can be found in print and e-book formats at most online book sellers including Amazon.com. -- Margy


  1. That was such a fun fling for spring!
    Piper is a great plane!

    1. Thanks for coming along for the ride. I learned to fly in a Cessna 152 and flew rental Cessna 172s, but I really like the stability of a low wing Piper, especially in bumpy air. - Margy

  2. Cool video - almost like riding a bike?

    1. Almost, but you have to fly frequently to stay current vs never forgetting how to ride a bike. - Margy


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