Friday, 11 September 2015

Finally flew the river

Flying from Maple Lake, Minnesota.

I had a frustrating time with weather all along the river......
One day took off and was making 90mph over the ground,
in a 55mph aircraft,
turned around and only made 20mph back to the strip, so a 35mph wind.
Back at the strip it was only 15-20 on the ground,
but crosswind, so it was a lively whoopdeedoo landing....

But finally got a chance to fly the river near St Cloud.
It's a substantial river already.
But this is above the Coon Rapids Dam at Minneapolis,
which is the limit of navigation for barges.

 Lots of residential lots along here.
Hard to find public access to the river.....

And of course, golf courses....

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