After the rain let up this morning the skies started to clear. Toward the later part of the afternoon I couldn't take it anymore, so I headed out to the airport. It was the first non-rainy weekend day since I passed my checkride last weekend.
My plan was to head down to the southeast and just fly around a bit. So I did m preflight checks, gassed up the plane, and headed out.
I leveled off around 3,500 feet because there were occasional clouds lingering and took a few minutes to just look around at the scenery.
And before I knew it I was passing over South County Airport.
And then the funniest thing happened. I heard a radio call that went something like this:
South County traffic... Bonanza 1234 in flight of 8 Bonanzas, 5 miles to the southeast, will be flying overhead at 1,500 in formation.
Sure enough, they called in again a minute or so later and said they were on final. So I spiraled down from above and shot a few pictures. Some even came out--sort of.
And another, with them over highway 101:
And one more, with them off the departure end of the runway:
With that unexpected surprise behind me, I continued southeast and was treated to nice clouds along the coast.
And some nicely lit views of the city of Hollister and the hills to the southeast.
All in all, it was not a bad way to finish off the weekend. :-)
The full set of pictures is here on Flickr.
Posted by jzawodn at February 11, 2007 07:57 PM