Monday, November 5, 2012


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This is from a couple of weeks ago. The leaves now are almost all brown; the more colorful ones are on the ground.

The temperature has gone from "damn, let'd go flying early before it gets hot" to "let's wait for it to warm up." Now that the time change has happened, sunset is now just before 5PM local time. Which means that night-flying time, at least for the FAA's recent experience rules, begins just before 6PM.

There are overhead lights in the hangar, which makes preflighting in the dark a ton easier than it was at a tiedown, where I had to do it by headlights from my car, augmented with a flashlight.

This photo is from the height of the drought. That is the Mississippi River near Ste. Genevieve, MO, looking upriver. The sandy areas on the right (Illinois side) are places that should normally be under water.

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