Jae Chang built and flies an RV10. He claimed he is based at the prettiest airport in California and strongly recommended to visit. And he is good with a short notice and a cancellation if needed. Jae just returned from an Alvord Desert trip and was at home airport Half Moon Bay KHAF with his buddies. A short message goes to him "inbound with ETA in 30 min" who can accept that? Only Jae.
To my big surprise San Francisco airspace is not busy like New York's. I was probably the only GA aircraft over the Bay that evening.
I took a quick turn around Alcatraz and was on constant alert looking for tourist helicopters there were none. Wow. Couldn't say that about Hudson River Corridor.
There was a thin marine layer along the shore and that was a big surprise.
I dove under and was plowing my way today Half Moon Bay. What a coincidence exactly at the same time a Mooney was arriving from a long East Coast Trip and was also 2 minutes out. I made a lazy 360 to kill some time till Mooney lands. They have an interesting tunnel there.
Landed and was greeted by smiling Jae Chang. A conspirator! Now I know why you call Half Moon Bay the prettiest airport in California. It has a constant blanket of fog over it very quiet and peaceful.
We visited a hangar I couldn't believe what I saw. The hangar full of Soviet memorabilia including aircrafts.
We listened to a great story and had a good time.
Late night we went to a nice restaurant for dinner and bull shooting continued past midnight. There was a dispute who will take care of the restaurant bill and female pilot won. See you all tomorrow...