Just to remind people that snow doesn’t have to happen, a few photos from our airpark taken today, January 11th. It was sunny and 76 degrees in Northern Florida. Brothers Jim and Paul, both vets who donate huge amounts of time to our local military museum, drove over in two of their personal vehicles, a 1967 M-35 and a 1963 M-37. We had a bit of fun driving them around the airport.
To our friends in Minnesota, Yes, I am rubbing it in a bit about the weather. Before you know it, the flying season will migrate back up north and we will be into a new year of aviation. Make your plans now.
For us down here, another month or so of this and it will be snake season again. If you are cold right now and need a reminder of why you don’t live in the tropics, click on this link:
Fun with Agkistrodon Piscivorus and Vern’s Aero-Trike
or this one:
Let It Not Rain
5 Replies to “76F in FL, Grace at the wheel of a Deuce and a half, grateful”
well, here in columbus it was 50 today, thats only 60 degrees warmer than it was here on monday! you do the math
And last Tuesday and Wednesday night???
Gary, It tagged 28F at sunrise here on Tuesday, but it was 50 by 10am.
Hi William and Grace,
I learned a long time ago to deal with the weather here in Newfoundland. I had a couple of excellent flying trips over the Christmas holidays in spite of record cold and snowfall. Upon returning from an hour flight one day I found my bottle of water which was lying on the seat frozen solid. After one snowfall last week I spent 5 hours with the snowblower and shovel knocking down an 8ft. drift in front of the hangar. One of my neighbours commented “You’re nuts-you must really want to fly!!” What some may call nuts I call determination.
Hi William and Grace,
One deuce and a half memory from USAF/Air Guard days is driving from Tonopah,NE to Salt Lake City hauling a radar unit on a trailer after we had broken down the unit in the snow. Then we caught a flight back to Denver where it was only cold instead of colder.
Sad to learn of Don Pietenpol’s passing. The Air Camper plans we have were ordered from him. In “modern times” it is good to keep a dream alive and bring an example to see the light of day.