New Year’s Day Flight… Just like that!

Waking up this morning, I saw that it was going to be a gorgeous New Year’s Day: sunny and in the 50’s. How could I let it pass?

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I always feel a sense of inner peace, whenever I fly solo. But considering the cost of flying, I rarely do it anymore. I am glad, I made the exception today and made the trek out to the airport for a short, scenic flight over the Virginia skies.. Just like that!

photo 2The air was calm, and the airways almost silent. I took off in my favorite aircraft and headed west. It was sunny and clear. Being winter, there were dashes of green here and there, amidst the bare trees. The Shenandoah hills off to the west, looked bare with not a speck of white: for we haven’t had any visible accumulation this year so far.

photo 1It was a glorious winter’s day to be up in the air with no aim, no destination in mind, but just the sheer joy of flying!

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Looks like 2014 is off to a good start….

Inspired by Best Presidential Biographies I even got started on my very first Presidential biography  – Ron Chernow’s Washington: A Life. Don’t forget to have some Hoppin’ Johns for good luck in the New Year.

Have a Very Happy New Year!

5 thoughts on “New Year’s Day Flight… Just like that!

  1. Steve January 2, 2014 / 12:07 am

    Funny thing – I also woke up this morning and couldn’t help but notice how awesome the weather was going to be and decided to go for a quick flight over central VA. It was an absolutely beautiful day for flying. And good luck with your George Washington biography – I really loved that one!


    • flynthings January 2, 2014 / 12:45 am

      What a beautiful day! Glad to hear you got out and went flying too…

      Thanks, I like the book so far even though I am in chapter 1 🙂


  2. Greg Brown January 11, 2014 / 10:19 pm

    What a way to celebrate the New Year!


    • flynthings January 12, 2014 / 12:42 am

      It was. I always love to fly on New Years Day!


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