This was our first full day…
In the planning phase, Raymond and I agreed on flying not much more than 6hrs/day and legs not much longer than 3hrs. I must say that was a great idea because I am very tired after 4.7hrs of air time (5.5 total flight time) today. We crossed the prairies with one special stopover in St-Andrews to meet with Gil. He flew in with his beautiful 1976 Cessna Cardinal RG II. We had a great lunch together. Thanks Gil! 🙂
After that, we continued on to Thunder Bay. We arrived there at 6pm… way past beer-o-clock!
- meeting up with Gil!
- crossing the Prairies which is an area notorious for afternoon thunderstorms during the summer;
- tested my oxygen mask (needed for flights >18,000ft) and fixed a mic problem;
- 1 leg / 2 hrs ahead of our original plan (which was to stay in the Winnipeg area on June 11th). Note that this can quickly change due to any weather or other interruptions (i.e. sightseeing).