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Old 10-01-2022, 11:37 PM
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Update! We won the fly-in raffle! Hotel, dinner, rental car. Nice effort by the community to welcome aviation. If you get a chance, stop by and visit. The Big Lake is close to the field!


We found ourselves with a free Saturday and nothing for lunch, so climbed in the RV, and went looking for fun! We are a few weeks from peak leaf color here in Minne, but over in the UP of Michigan, the colors are poppin'!

Ontonagon, MI had it's 2nd Annual Fall Colors Fly-in and Lunch today, so we headed over - it's about 1.5 hrs by RV to a Nice little strip right on Lake Superior.

How it began...... Ready on 9er at Anoka County.....



It got a little wet........



Some people just don't care - Could she HAVE any more pillows?



After the rain, came the colors............. Pics are looking north out over Lake Superior - there is a low layer of gloom that starts right on the shore.









We picked up an angry stowaway on the way home. I was able to neutralize him before any damage was done, it does get your attention,tho!



The ride home was smooth and quiet with a nice tailwind. We met some very nice people and enjoyed a great $5 Sloppy Joe lunch. It's on the calendar for next year!
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Old 10-02-2022, 09:13 AM
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Sweet! That's a sight for sore eyes for a westerner.. thx.

(i was wondering about the stow-away until I saw the caption...nice work, you didn't even leave a smear.)
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Old 10-02-2022, 05:37 PM
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PeteMan I confess. After seeing your pix yesterday I checked the weather and decided to beat you on time airborne. Looking for colors of course. I didn't have a free Sunday (need to cover couple hours for someone) and I had a lunch precooked already

Here what I found in Idaho and Wyoming. No comparison to New England or your territory but nevertheless...





Oxygen is on and up I go to the limits of VFR airspace. Jackson Hole is soaked.



Near homebase a huge anvil was growing. Big Boys asked to divert. I made it with 3.5 on the Hobbs

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Old 10-02-2022, 11:09 PM
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Great pics Vlad! I walk in your footsteps as you prove the -9A to be a superior photo platform!
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