Piper Cub on Skis

Piper Cub on Skis

Piper Cub on Skis  Ski plane weekend is coming soon; only a month away.  Already the lakes are frozen and there’s plenty of snow in northern Michigan.  Twice a year, a courageous group of pilots come together to be bush pilots for a weekend.  In the winter on skis and in the summer on floats, they get back to the basics and renew some of those bush pilot skills.

Flying First

Flying First

Flying First  Nothing like starting the year off right by flying on the first day of the year.  Sure, the image could be better with reflections caused by shooting through the window.  Still, what a very nice day for January 1st; about 40ºF and light winds!  And, after flying awhile, those nice, big home base runways look mighty good.  Here’s looking forward to a great 2017!

ORD

ORD

OK, it’s not the greatest image.  That said, it’s not often when flying into ORD, O’Hare, on a stormy day, do you get a chance to capture an image of the entire field through the clouds and mist.  Sometimes, if you’re ready when the opportunity presents itself, you can capture the image.  I had my camera out; resting on my briefcase.  All of the sudden, the clouds parted and there it was, right in front of me, O’hare International Airport.  I grabbed the camera turning on the power on the way to my cheek; finger on the shutter; half way down to auto focus, and click.  A simple click and the scene was gone; we were back in the clouds.