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Old 12-09-2018, 07:29 PM
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Kate called last night - Finals this week and she misses her Dad, and oh BTW, her towel rack is broken, and the sink won't seal, and lunch would be great!

OK, I'm a sucker, and the weather was finally good in the upper midwest, and you know, I'd get to fly.

Bernie provided wingman duties up till the Iowa border, where he broke off to return to Anoka. The sky was clear and the heartland shimmered with a dusting of snow.



Iowa gets a big chunk of its power from the wind - Warren Buffet owns the company. There was nice breeze from the south that helped on the way home.



High clouds provided some contrast - just a beautiful day!



I arrived at Ames and had to improvise cowl plugs - they worked just fine, thank you!.



Greeted by Flying Cy at the new terminal!




Towel rack and sink fixed in a Jiffy!



Great lunch with Kate at PepperJax Grill -we had the Chicken Philly....



Bravo clearance on the way home made it a complete day......



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Old 12-09-2018, 10:53 PM
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You are a great Dad! Great flight report, too! (for my girl, I'd have to go from CA to NY, so ... a few extra days required)
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:30 PM
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Looks like a white Christmas for the Cities this year!
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:37 PM
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Great pics as always Pete!

I sure hope I have 2000+ on my lycoming when I visit my girls in college, times a flyin’!
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Old 12-10-2018, 05:33 AM
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Great photos and story. Technical question: Did you use a Polaroid (or other) filter on the photos with the dark blue sky? They came out nicely.
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:07 AM
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Great photos and story. Technical question: Did you use a Polaroid (or other) filter on the photos with the dark blue sky? They came out nicely.
Hi John - Thanks for the kind comment. My phone shoots in HDR mode, and I applied a filter in Google Photos when I post processed. It might have been the auto-magic filter, but I think it was one of the of the others. I just play around until I get something pleasant.
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Old 12-10-2018, 03:23 PM
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Bravo clearance on the way home made it a complete day......


"Delta 178 Heavy, make immediate right turn to 240 for traffic avoidance - break - American 873, please climb at best rate for traffic avoidance - break - Delta..."
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Old 12-10-2018, 06:32 PM
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"Delta 178 Heavy, make immediate right turn to 240 for traffic avoidance - break - American 873, please climb at best rate for traffic avoidance - break - Delta..."
Reminds me of a flight home from KOSH a few Airventures ago. Flying IFR through Toledo’s airspace at night I remember the transmission ‘American XXX, there’s an RV-8 at 11,000 at your 2 o’clock’. I remember thinking I bet the American crew was saying to themselves ‘WTF is he doin’ here?’.
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:13 AM
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Why wasn't Bernie allowed to cross the Iowa state line? Something in his past?
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:59 AM
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Why wasn't Bernie allowed to cross the Iowa state line? Something in his past?
We don't speak of these things.......too painful.
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