I get a flash mob alert email from Mike Draper with plans to meet at Sky Acres (44N, home of Sky Geeks) and later fly down the Hudson. Even Mike did not expect such a turnout but we had 10 RVs and what looks like a good 17 people meeting for breakfast. Thanks for organizing this. Our breakfast was paid for by the flash mob since we were the furthest.... Thank-you guys.
Our trip began from Carp Airport (CYRP), basically in Ottawa. It did not even take 20 minutes for us to arrive at Ogdensburg (KOGS) to meet customs at 8:15 on a Sunday morning. With formalities taken care off, we were off again with not even a 10 minute ground stop. KOGS to 44N in 1 hour. We had good 30 to 40 kts tailwinds, giving ground speeds of about 190 kts. Of course, we paid for it later in the day for our return trip, which took 2 hours from N44 to CYRP, but we were also adjusting the throttle to meet our Canadian customs ETA.
It was great meeting everyone. There's a group photo below.... Shirley volunteered to be the photographer. Flash Mob gang, feel free to post your outing photos below.
Here are some photos of our day trip:
Parking was tight as it was a very busy morning for the restaurant at 44N. Parked near CJ's freshly minted plane.
Hudson River RV Flash Mob
Gratuitous airplane shot
Departure RV line preparing for takeoff 35
Nearby airport has creative way to make a runway and avoid floats.
Tappan Zee Bridge - additional lanes being added
Palisades Interstate Park lookout point