Saturday's East Coast weather was great and Alton Bay's ice runway was 20 inches thick -- fully operational. Game on!
Looking down at Alton Bay. Taxiway and parking ramp no less.
On a long final heading south down the Bay towards the ice runway.
Happy to be on the ice at Alton Bay. The most difficult part was getting off the wing and on to the slippery ice without incident.
Quite a few planes were on the ramp when we landed and more landed after us
Co-pilot Bruce whose RV-3 is torn apart for restoration.
I was worried about the engine getting cold while we were at lunch -- it was in the low 20's -- so I put an old space blanket on the cowl, foil side facing down, then a thick blanket over that. It worked great; the cowl was was still warm when we returned. Of course the engine blanket is not Russian Special Issue like Vlad's but you can't have everything ....
The restaurant was just on shore where we enjoyed a hot lunch.
After departure, we checked out the big frozen Lake Winnipesaukee to the north before heading for home. Great day!