I did a little flight there the other day to visit a friend I haven't seen in 15 years. Actually he was my Youth Pastor when I was going to University in Milwaukee.
There was a weather window to go and a bit sketchy to come back so I went for it. Wonderful 30 - 40 knot tailwinds going down but I knew I'd eat it on the way back. Sure enough a cold front blew in the next day and I got weathered out for the night in Garrison, North Dakota.
From a Canadians' perspective, I love these little American airfields. Most seem to have self serve fuel so I don't have to wait or bother anyone and this particular one had a nice loaner minivan to use !!! Sweet. On this side of the border..... not so much.
A nice fella in Garrison came out in the dark and let me park my -7 in his hanger for the night. The next day it was cold, even by Canadian standards. I wasn't sure the old girl would start, but she did and I headed for home and customs. I froze for the 3 hour flight from Garrison to Lethbridge. I made it to work with 10 minutes to spare
Here's how the last leg went down: Land, park the plane, sneak in the back door at work, some gel in the hair, new scrubs and I was looking like a million bucks. My first patient had no idea where I'd just come from and what just been through
Still loving the RV. Fly safe everyone. Here's a video.
By the way. The aerobatics were done solo and just added for effect.