For some reason I woke up early today and could not get back to sleep. So I decided to go flying. The hangar at my airport, KFLY, is about 35 minutes from my house. So after a bit of coffee, off I went.
Got to the hangar just after 0600. Pull out the Sabrina Lee. She looks good in the morning sun.
Flew north out of KFLY, staying below the IFR approach to COS. Flew over to my home town Palmer Lake, nestled up against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
We are about 15 miles north of the Air Force Academy, so I flew down there to listen to the cadets in the pattern at KAFA.
Had to stay fairly high, as KAFA is towered, with controlled airspace. The air was fairly hazy this morning due to the fire in Breckenridge. You can sort of see the airfield below.
They were busy as bees this morning. I actually teach at the Academy, and a colleague of mine in the Physics department is also an instructor pilot for the airfield. She was out flying this morning, and it made my day to hear her on the radio. What a great joy these planes bring us!