Friday, January 13, 2017

Come Fly With Us

Piper Arrow 997 in front of her Bellingham hangar.
Flying is one of our passions. It started for Wayne after he got out of college and he was working with his older brother running a small grass strip airport in Greenville, New York. A side benefit was that his brother taught him how to fly.

Wayne passed the passion along to me when we were dating and he also became my flight instructor.  It's nice that we can share this common interest and enjoy the pleasures that flying can bring.

Come fly with us in our Piper Arrow. She used to live with us in Southern California. Down there she got to stay outdoors on the tarmac in the warm sunshine, but up here in the Pacific Northwest with lots of rain and cold she lives in a nice protective hangar.

When we come to Bellingham we get to take her out and fly the Pacific Northwest skies. We've been lucky with the weather this week. It's been cold, but clear. That let us fly twice so far.

The first time was to practice takeoffs and landings to maintain proficiency. Here's a quick video so you can ride along.

The second was to fly to nearby Anacortes Airport to visit with our friends Ken and Sam.

Want to experience more flying adventures in the Pacific Northwest? Check out Wayne's book Flying the Pacific Northwest.  In it you can "take the controls of a Piper Arrow as your personal flight instructor leads you to out-of-the-way spots in a recreational aircraft." It's a good read for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. -- Margy


  1. What a fantastic experience! Lucky you being able to fly your own aircraft and she's a beauty!

    1. We do enjoy it, but are dependent on good weather which can be hard to come by this time of year. - Margy


Thanks for stopping by. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. - Margy