I've mentioned before that my DSO built his own airplane, a Vans RV-12 experimental light sport airplane.
I've also mentioned what a chicken I've become and for me to fly he has to promise me there won't be turbulence. Like he can guarantee that, right? In my MUCH younger days I did loops and spins in small planes and even jumped out of them. NOT ANY MORE! Today I put on my big girl pants and brave face and went up for only the third time. We headed west to Port Clinton, Ohio, to the Tin Goose Diner located at Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport. It is an authentic 1950's diner originally located in Jim Thorpe, PA.
Adjacent to the diner is the Liberty Aviation Museum where they are restoring a Ford Tri-motor airplane, also known at a "Tin Goose". (Sorry for the grainy photo. It was
snatched borrowed from the internet.)
Flying over the fall foliage at about 2,000 feet was breathtaking. The pictures don't do it justice.
Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio.
Johnson's Island, a private island in Sandusky Bay, is home to a Confederate Cemetery that is open to the public.
Flying over Lake Erie made me a bit nervous. I only had to grab him once when we hit a few (minor) bumps and when he wanted me to take the joy stick, I absolutely refused :)
It really was a beautiful day for a flight!
Thanks for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)