Yesterday we enjoyed a lovely flight to visit friends. It was our friend, Darren's, birthday and he was celebrating with many people over on Assateague Island which Bob and I had just had an impromptu visit to last month. We invited our buddy Kyle, who I flew in his Rans with to take aerial photos of a Pitts with earlier this summer.
Since we have quite a bit of speed on Kyle, we gave him a bit of a head start then took off ourselves. The visibility was unlimited and we could see for miles in all directions. As usual, upon arriving near Ocean City Airport, we enjoyed a quick aerial tour over the boardwalk then came in to land. Kyle was behind us, not more than 15 minutes later.
Our day consisted of driving up and down the beach and watching friends fish while roasting hot dogs and corn over the fire. The flight home had equally good visibility and with the headwind, landed a half hour before Kyle made it back. However, we did enjoy some great chit chat on an air-to-air frequency before flying through the SFRA and into Frederick.
Best things heard over the radio yesterday?
Tower to us: Will give the Rans a bit of room so you don't run into him.
Us: That's OK we're flying with him.
Tower: Sometimes he thinks he's a Glasair!
Us: Turning left downwind, Ocean City.
Kyle: No one cares!
This was probably our last flight to the beach for the year and it was a good one!