ultralight is on its way, trailering, from Illinois to Colorado. I sold
the extra fuel tank that was on the motorcycle to a gent in Charles
City Iowa. As I'd be passing nearby I said I'd deliver it vs. ship it.
While passing through, I made a stop at the local airport for a short
30 minute flight over some new scenery.
ground speed for the flight.
|I'll take a few pictures before I set up -
better sun. I'll be nearing sunset / dark by the time I'm packed.
|An out of the way spot to set up.
|A nice looking airport.
|A local "sand and gravel" pit.
|From the GPS, it is showing a ground speed
about 47MPH. The air speed indicator (the vertical tube with the red
disc) shows about 32MPH so we have a 15MPH tailwind.
GPS elevation 2167 feet above sea level.
The airport lists an elevation of 1125 feet so we're just over a thousand feet above ground (1042')
|Nice green farm fields.
The airport is easily visible near the top center of the photo.
|Some wind turbines poking up near the horizon.