A Journal, with Pictures

Canada 2011

by on Oct.06, 2011, under Flying, Happenings

Brother Mike, from Oregon, Joyce and I ( known by Joyce as the three musketeers) planned our almost annual flying vacation to New England and Canada. The primary objective is to help reduce the lobster, shellfish and seafood population. The plan was to fly to New Hampshire first to visit our friends the Yanofsky’s. Harold flies both fixed wing and helicopter, we looked forward to exploring New England from the air. We then planned to spend a day in Portland, Maine sight seeing and lobster eating, before heading to Canada.

On Thursday, September 22nd. our planned departure day the weather between Dayton and New Hampshire was thunderstorms, rain and low ceilings. Worse, the Maine coast was forecasting bad weather on Saturday our planned departure day from New Hampshire. We decided to wait and develop a plan B, which was to fly to Burlington, Vermont if New Hampshire didn’t improve. On Friday the weather had not changed, so plan C was to fly to Burlington on Saturday. The weather improved Saturday, with a forecast of ceilings getting better in Burlington during our flight. As we flew toward Vermont, we had a nice tail wind, but the ceilings stayed at 400 feet, with mist and rain at our destination. When we got to Syracuse, New York, we decided to land and did an instrument approach in to Syracuse to wait for the weather to improve. It never did, so we stayed overnight in Syracuse and developed plan D. Weather permitting we would fly to Bangor, Maine refuel and proceed on to Sydney, Nova Scotia which would put us back on our original schedule.

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