Sunday, July 29, 2007

Stillhouse Lake - More Flooding

I went to the field today, half expecting it to be too wet for me to fly. The grass was damp, but there were no puddles, so I decided to go for it. After fueling the plane and a quick preflight, I was off. I turned North and headed for Stillhouse Lake. The weather man was calling for 50% chance of rain, but it looked fairly clear and the wind was barely blowing.

This area is usually dry. You can see the trees sticking out of the water.


It amazes me how clear and smooth the lakes are when boats are banned.

This is the bridge today.

This is a photo of the bridge I took about a year ago.

This usually isn't an island. Notice the road in the middle.

Road under water.

Bell County Expo Center

Skydive Temple. I normally wouldn't fly this close, but I forgot it was here. I had my radio on their frequency though. It was too cloudy for them to be jumping.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Third Time

Okay, so I decided that flying twice in two days wasn't enough. Jack had told me earlier that he would be flying after it cooled off, so I took off at 6:30PM and headed his way. It's about a 27 mile trip from my field to Bird's Nest. I was using the GPS, but it's not really necessary - the new toll roads go from my field directly to his!! You'll see them a lot in the photos. I left his field at 8pm and was on the ground at my field by 8:30 with plenty of light remaining. I had a nice tailwind on the way back.

Toll Roads

Golf Course

More Toll Roads

Lake in Pflugerville

Arriving at Bird's Nest - You can see Jack's plane in front of the open hangar.

Flying Low

Flooding Down in Texas

I flew for an hour on Friday, and again for 45 min on Saturday. I didn't have my camara on Friday, so all pics are from Saturday. I'm tired, so I'll let the photos tell the story.

Everything's green and water everywhere.

It was cloudy, but the winds were light.

Georgetown Airport

Lake Georgetown - very flooded.

Note the water's at the edge of the spillway.

Picnic and camping area.

I'm always hoping for a photo like this. The water was so calm.

Poor, poor people. Don't know how they can live is such conditions!

I had to revisit what I call the Glass House. It looks abandoned. Such a neat house.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Jack Mayberry Solos

Jack finally got a chance to break the surly bonds....

Eddie was there in his Cessna 150 taking a friend for his first airplane ride.

A Piper Cub gave me a fly-by.

Jack showed up, gave his plane a pre-flight, and after the wind died down, he was off! He's now soloed, and made his second and third flights. Nice way to spend a Sunday.