Sunday, August 23, 2009

Useless Bay and Back

Flew 185EV up to “Useless Bay” just because the name sounded fun and the weather was just begging for a flight. 

Useless Bay is on the south coast of Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound just north of Seattle.

Things were a little bumpy over land but once we were out over the Sound at 1,500 feet looking down on the ferries below, the air was nice and smooth.

The Evektor SportStar’s Garmin 496 GPS made it pretty easy to stay out of the Seattle and Everett airspace restrictions and the Garmin GTX330 TIS traffic system made it seem as if I had another pilot with me helping to keep an eye on traffic.

With the sightseeing done, and yes, true to the name Useless Bay looked pretty useless down below in spite of its beauty, it was time to head back to Renton airport for some touch and go practice on the newly paved runway service.

All in all a fun couple of hours in the air. More pictures of this flight can be seen HERE.


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