It was a beautiful day for flying in the Southeast on Saturday. Four of us from Moontown (3M5) decided that lunch at Lambert’s Cafe in Sikeston, MO sounded good. About a 200 Nm flight from 3M5 to the Sikeston airport (KSIK).
Four RVs with five folks aboard launched from Moontown at 0900.
Numbers 2, 3, and 4 await launch on RW 27 at Moontown (3M5)
Pretty fierce headwind component (25 kts) flying Northwest that only got worse the higher we went. Decided to keep it low at 4500 ft. Smooth flying and great, clear views all the way.
We arrived at Sikeston after a 1-˝ hour flight and lined up on the ramp at KSIK
On the ramp at KSIK
Shortly after we arrived, the Lambert’s van came to pick us up. For those of you that don’t know about Lambert’s Cafe they have a well known “secret” that if you fly in, they will come to the airport, pick you up, take you into the restaurant the “back way”, and seat you immediately (ahead of folks who drove in).
Lambert’s Cafe - Sikeston, MO
The driver took us in through the exit door and straight to a table.
Great food with a good selection. Of course you also get to test your outfielding skills when they throw hot rolls at you across the dining room!
Five satisfied RVers after lunch
Lunch over with, we loaded back into the Lambert’s van and headed back to the airport. When we got there, several other folks had flown in and were awaiting transport to the restaurant.
Ramp beginning to fill up
We planned to cash in the headwind from the morning for a tailwind on the way back. Climbed to 7500 ft for the return trip and we were not disappointed - saw over 200 kt ground speeds!
N48DE on the return trip
All in all a great flyout on a wonderful flying day. Lambert’s is highly recommended and I might mention they also have a location in Foley, AL (near Gulf Shores, AL) where they will also pick you up from either the Foley airport (5R4) or the Gulf Shores airport (Jack Edwards KJKA).