Every time I fly I wonder where I live and all the things that I can see flying in so little time.
Saturday morning was a great sky-clear day, so I invited my longtime bride for a scenic flight.
I would like to try the new toy, a GoPro 3 Camera that's mounted with a clamp in the pilot seat back support and Katia switched it on during take off.
I move the throttle forward at 10:30 in the morning, wind calm, 52 F°, rwy 36. Our airport, LIDT, is @ 600 ft. MSL. Our VAF hats, as a rule, were ON.
Take-off, climbing to south inbound to Mount Stivo that is a nice place for ski mountaineering and it's only 45 minuts from home with car. We were there in 5' with our RV-8.
After a turn to the right we headed to the Lake's Valley; in the background the Lake of Garda north shore famous for windsurfing and mountain bike. Yes it's 40 mins driving from home.
In a blink of an eye flying north-west direction we arrived into the Brenta Dolomites Group, we do a lot of activities there (climbing, trekking, snowboarding, mountain ski) and from home we have to drive an hour and half to be in the middle of that mountain. We were in-flight from 16 minuts looking down @ 9.000 ft., OAT 30 F°.
Talking and remembering all the climbing experience we did together in that cliffs, we enjoyed the three valleys conjunction and started descending.
Katia took the stick for a little familiarization time (she loves flying but she's a little worried about the rv controls sensibility), we headed to the airport @ 4000 ft.
I rolled the plane, you know an RV flight without rolling it's like pasta without tomatoes. (ed. Katia's parachute is hidden)
Then we descended for the down wind 36, landing is always fun with the taildragger. Now I have 25 mins more on my log time, maybe Italy is too small for an RV !
Spring is coming, our annual inspection completed so more flights will be done and more friends will be met.
We all pilots, are fortunate people because we can see the world from another perspective.
Today is the best day…ever !