We hadn't flown the Ten to our home town in NB for 5 years. We always end up going some where else. We figured it was time we head back for a summer visit with our family. The new part about this trip is my wife has started working on her Pilot licence. We thought the safest thing for all the trips we do in the ten was for her to know how to fly. Two pilots are always better than one. She bought a 1975 Cessna 150 that she takes her training in. She also gets time on the 10 and the Carbon Cub. Learning right out of the gate that all planes fly differently is important. So many just learn on one plane and then they realize there is so much more to learn. The plan was for her to fly left seat across the entire country.
We loaded up the ten and set out for an over night in Thunder Bay, an easy day with one stop. We left mid morning with our first stop in Shoal Lake Manitoba for fuel. The crops were in full color all the way across the prairies.
The 510NM leg was around 3 hours and it was time to have our lunch that we packed. This was a fairly active airport with great fuel prices. We were greeted by some great people and got filled up. We relaxed for a while watching the spray planes coming and going as we ate lunch.
We were soon on our way climbing out of Shoal Lake watching the spray planes work below us.
Lake Manitoba came into view and we soon passed along its south shoreline. The ride was smooth and cool at 9500.
We were on with Winnipeg Centre and got handed to Winnipeg Terminal and cleared through their zone. A few scattered clouds started to form below us.
Once cleared through there zone it was back on with Winnipeg Centre and a climb to 11500. The scattered clouds were coming up. We rather smooth rides up high then beating in the bumps down low. OAT when down to -2C. Here we are cruising over Lake of the Wood country.
Not many places to land in these parts. The best options are the bogs. They have the smallest trees or none at all. We spent many hours over north Ontario, bog coming up good time to switch tanks, road coming up switch tanks, that was the routine.
Thunder Bay soon came into view and we finished off the late afternoon leg. It was an easy 1000nm day. No complaints from any one, not even from the guy in the right seat. Got the plane tied down, off to the hotel and relaxed for the evening.
The next day was a short flight to Sudbury. We always make time to visit my relatives there. We climbed out of Thunder Bay to begin cruising the shore line.
We followed the shore until about Wawa and made our way direct to Sudbury. Kids were enjoying the ride and the sites out the window, hard to tell from the picture. LOL
Here we are passing Wawa for the last view of the Lake Superior.