Sunday, May 22, 2011

A quick flight at the end of a lovely day

Late yesterday, having decided that the past couple of weeks had not been too much fun, I managed to get a booking in the Club's current Cessna 172N, ZK-ELF.

Quite surprisingly, the weather was fine, even though it had a whole day to turn a wee bit nasty after I made the booking :-), so I was all on for the flight. Andrew [another Club member] came up, and it was he who took the photos on my camera.

Very rarely do we get such smooth flying conditions. Winds were around the 3-4 knots on the ground [and straight down the runway] and even the 2000' wind was only around 11 knots. Needless to say, there was not a bump the entire flight.

The pictures pretty much speak for themselves. The first is just south of the Petone foreshore looking north. The second is centred on Avalon [the tower near the middle of the picture]. Next is Whitemans Valley looking north-east.

Following these are 2 photos from the Petone foreshore looking south then southwest across the harbour to the city. Even the darker clouds amounted to nothing. Look how smooth that water is! Perfect! The final picture is the "new" club hanger at the end of the flight.

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