We’ve had a week of winter weather, which in the SF Bay Area is not “snow” but rather rainy conditions. To add to the mix, we have had some very strong winds (30 kts) on some days, and then periods of calm. However, with the winter temps and the rain, we get our annual “valley fog”. So the airport goes marginal VFR, to IFR, and back to MVFR during the day. This photo is Saturday afternoon where the air was cold and damp, with clouds rolling in. Five hours later on after dark, the sky was crystal clear and starry. By morning its fog again. I can’t wait for a nice day to go FLY!
January 9th, we’re in the middle of an entire week of wet, rainy weather. There have been heavy rainy days, with a lighter day, then rain again. Today was supposed to be the “clearing up” part of the last band of rain, with tomorrow being “partly cloudy”…but this afternoon it came in again pretty strong. No flying in this stuff.
Kealy likes to bring dirt clods into the house. Mostly we intercept them. Funny that he has such a love for them.
Of course, he has that look on his face that says “Is something wrong?”
Sue had her first ride in our “new” Cessna 150K. She has flown with me on many flights, in my first Cessna 150M, and in our Beechcraft Sundowner. We enjoyed trips and overnight adventures. However, with my absence from flying for the past 8 years or so, it’s been a long time since we’ve flown together. If you subtract the years since I sold the first Cessna 150 to upgrade to the Sundowner.. then it’s been almost 20 years since either one of us has been in a two seat Cessna 150! The video was taken by Sue with her Iphone.. pretty good images. It was a very nice afternoon to fly!
It’s been 8 years since I sold the Sundowner, and basically quit flying. Since I turned 60 in March, and have fought a life-threatening illness since November, 2017… I figured it was time to “GO FLY!” So, I began to look for a plane, preferably something simple, inexpensive, and suited for what I expect to use it for. Those “long trips” with extra seats, well.. that turned out to be only an occasional value. Most of what I want to do is “local flying”, and basically short flights to lunch, or overnight to places like Half Moon Bay, Harris Ranch, or Columbia.
Just something to not break the bank, and even though we could afford much more airplane, there is no need. I loved my years having a Cessna 150. Maybe a Citabria or similar, as those were better flying machines. But fabric and outside storage would be unkind to the airplane. So, I “BY LUCK” found a 1970 Cessna 150K in excellent condition with relatively low hours, and everything maintenance wise done (propeller, new radio, new cylinder, good paint and windows….). So we whipped out the bank book and paid cash to a seller who sold his “baby” so he could get into an Van’s RV-6.
Since buying, I have been extremely happy. The airport has always been a haven of fantasy, wonder, and sanity, a magical place in this crazy world.
As far as my health, I am recovering nicely… and luckily it has not restricted my medical. Having an airplane is good for the soul, and your health!