I took both planes out for a walk this morning. Ali’s been hounding me to go flying so I figured I needed to quit being a bad dad and take the girl up! You see, this time of year is really slow for us. Both planes pretty much just sit there, and it’s not good for the engines. So occasionally I will tape the oil cooler off (in order to ensure my oil temps actually reach at least 180 degrees), and then take them out for a cruise.
I took big dog (the DSLR) with me … and Ali was not impressed when I opened the window. Cabin temperature dropped significantly, but she is a tough girl. I also went up the Knik, and was impressed by the utter lack of snow. Then I came home to my nice warm hangar which I am so very thankful for. The heated hangar is largely to blame for the lack of photos being posted these days. I’ve pretty much had my tool belt on since October 1st. My only complaint is that I am so excited about my hangar I can barely sleep at night, and I’m getting tired. I’m very thankful. Here’s a couple pics.
My fingers got cold.
The “Blue Ice” of the Knik.
Lake George and Colony Glacier.
The Matanuska River, and Palmer’s lack of snow.
My Little Buddy.
I’m very fond of this view.