Friday, August 09, 2013
Flying out of the Soo
Wednesday saw a beautiful morning with scant high clouds and no wind to speak of. We broke camp and caught a ride to the airport from a fellow camper and took off for points south, overflying the locks on the way out.
Our flight path took us down the ship channel and around the tip of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, with a touch-and-go on Drummond Island just because it was there. And there were ships in that channel.
Then it was westward, destination Mackinac Island.
Coast Guard ice-breaker Mackinaw, USCG 83.
After a fuel stop in Cheboygan, we headed south with the sun setting beneath the starboard wing. It was full dark by the time we reached West Branch so the rest of the flight down was night flight. Spud saw Bay City, Saginaw and Flint for the first time, each all lit up from 5000 feet. Then we made a long descent into the municipal field near his place. It was a long day but a good one for both of us.