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All Hallow's Eve spook flight [Nov. 1st, 2006|04:18 am]
[mood |happyhappy]
[music |Happy Mondays--Bob's Yer Uncle]

Being a pilot is cool. =]

Yeah buddy...this Halloween was pretty bitchin'!

Tradewinds arranged a "spook flight" to Hollister (3O7)...most of the people signed up bailed, but six people ended up going. I originally was going to fly with a friend but, of course, I get the "I'm not going to make it" call (which sucked), but I ended up finding someone to fly with me. You can almost always count on someone wanting to go on a fly-in but they either (a), can't find an open seat or (b), don't fly (sometimes it's a and b).

The flight down was GORGEOUS. No clouds, just clear visibility. No other traffic (aside from the usual airliners headed to SJC), just me and my pax in N53614 buzzing south with the other bird in the spook flight, N748SP.

Anyway, the whole point (and the reason for the bitchin' Halloween) was this corn maze located right by the airport. There was also a haunted ranch, which was very well done! Corn fields are creepy regardless, and when you have a "haunted course" within a cornfield, it adds to the creepiness.

They also had a pumpkin slingshot...VERY fun. =]

The flight back to Reid was also nice...it stayed clear (thank God) and again, no other birds aside from the two SPs. I flew a nice stable approach to 31R and touched down nicely too. Always a good thing!

[User Picture]From: thepilot
2006-11-05 10:12 pm (UTC)
nice! i was in hollister a few weeks ago, love that place. when i was walking the the resturant a P-51 took off and it was awesome.
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