Friday, June 15, 2007
On this side of the equator, it is winter. Here in Arequipa that means 55 degrees at night and 70 during the day. It rains about 10-15 days out of the year with no thunderstorms and the skies are usually clear blue without a cloud in sight. In short, it is perfect flying weather.
North of the equator in the USA, it is flying season. there are hundreds of folks hopping into their 2-4 passenger airplanes and going out for a pancake breakfast or off to some remote lake to fish off of the pontoon of their float plane. Maybe it is a sunset flight along Lake Michigan or practicing short field landings at a small grass airstrip in the countryside (BKF Int). Perhaps some formation flying or gentle aerobatics. Whatever it may be, I certainly do miss being able to do those things.
But, as pilots say, "Better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than in the air wishing you were on the ground!"