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Old 10-07-2012, 11:34 AM
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Default Southern Vermont

A VAF member informed me about 22nd Annual Leafpeepers Flyin held at Rutland, VT airport KRUT.

Weather was still several hours away and I decided to go. $5 dollars all you can eat?! You bet I am there

Launched early.








Airmass undisturbed but moving fast In an hour or so I was over VT.





Peeped on the leafs doing right downwind rwy 19 at Rutland State.









Great airport I imagine how picturesque it looks when sun is out.








There was the one and only RV on the ramp. From a distance it looked like Turbo but it wasn't him.






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Old 10-07-2012, 11:45 AM
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A gent came and asked where I came from. NJ? Oh that's why you are eating so fast you want to get out of here before weather moves in?






I consumed tasty plate fast. Was on the ground less then one hour.






On the way back it was bumpy down low.







And it was slow flying up. I beat my own slowest speed record of 24kts. It was a good breeze on the nose about 50 kts.










Two more hours. I passed Hudson River Corridor, picked up my recharged O2 bottle at Cross Keys 17N and reported back to work afternoon. $5 breakfast and $93 spent on gas more then 3 hours flight time logged. Keep pounding those rivets!
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:00 PM
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Hey Vlad.....always love the beautiful New England landscape....ESPECIALLY when the leaves are changing!!!! When I was flying charter I took a number of clients to KRUT for ski trips. Nice little hamlet!!
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:06 PM
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I lived in VT for 11 years. This is a beautiful time to be there, but then it gets COLD!!!
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:27 PM
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Thanks for the trip write up and pictures, as always Vlad! I sure enjoy living vicariously thru your Vlad-ventures (as "Skyking" Bob calls them)... at least until I can start my own flying adventures.

But I must say that I was a little disappointed that there wasn't the "signature" FOOD plate picture that I have come to expect from the Vlad-ventures!

Maybe being on the ground less than an hour means that it wasn't on the plate long enough for a picture But next time, you got to show us the FOOD Vlad!
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:33 PM
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Last weekend over the Hudson Valley.
Photo shoot with Phillip Angert of pilotportraits.com
Not as easy as it looks. Better next time





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