After a week devoted to introducing others to aviation, it was time to relive the passion that I so love to share. So, Sunday afternoon Bob and I headed out for a just under 120NM flight to Cloud 9 restaurant the top floor of Williamsport Regional Airport (KIPT) in Williamsport, PA. I started our descent too early, to discover that a mountain was between us and the airport, as we leveled off and cleared the mountain we looked straight ahead for the airport, but could not find. It turned out to be right below us, the second we crested the ridge top.
The tower was very easy going and allowed us to chose which runway we preferred. After landing they gave us progressive taxi instructions to where to park to visit the restaurant (in front of the gate by the big blue hangar).
Cloud 9 is one of the fancier $100 Hamburgers we've done, it was recently remodeled from a previous restaurant. Sitting on the second floor, the window seat provides you with an excellent view of the runway, and the mountains just beyond that. Services and food were top notch.
Want to know more about the food? Check out my Yelp review here. You can reach about other great finds there as well!
On the flight home we took a slight detour after seeing many emergency lights in the distance. Several circles around an area found several roads blocked off and a lot of emergency equipment. Our last circle showed what looked like lots of people with flashlights searching a junk yard. So far, we haven't found anything on the news that could tell us what that could have been. I hope everyone is OK.
The flight home was calm and a bit hazy. A jet landed just before we did at FDK, we actually had to do one 360 for it before coming in on final. It was a lot colder without the sun, so we hurried to tuck in the plane and run back to the car to go home and feed Turbo.