Left: Rain squall on the way to Stark's.
Approaching Mulino from the west.
Cool Texaco thermometer (in the shade),
Beech Staggerwing N1944B.
Vanity in the left door of N1944B. The camera's autofocus focused on the reflection in the mirror...
Closeup of the RV-10 prototype empennage showing
"hidden" ELT antenna.
Left: Haystack rock near Cannon Beach.
(Click on framed pics for larger)
Low clouds hovered near 3S7. It didn't look too promising. A closer look showed the bay was clear.
The clouds were not all that thick. And, there are no tall towers stuck in the bay.
Note the bench and two walkers to the right of the landing zone,
visible in the full size picture.
By the time we returned from lunch in Manzinita S36 was clear. To the north, low clouds had moved in to Astoria and Seaside.
clouds spilling over
Angora Peak San Francisco style.
Right: The clouds dried out a few miles inland. illsboro was hot.
Aug 25th I went up for night currency. I had planned three landings, but a 172 from Hillsboro Aviation prevented me from executing a short approach by flying a large pattern more appropriate for a Learjet than a single engine spam can.
Left: Landing+Taxi light shining on the pavement.
September 7 the rains came back. A shower is visible west of the Flying M Ranch.
Sep 9th afforded a good opportunity to shoot some approaches for IFR currency.
Left: Runway peekaboo on ADF approach.
Left: Going missed on a practice ILS approach.
The flight was fairly smooth even with the clouds and misting.
The Oregon coast next to Nehalem Bay, just south of Manzanita.