Tuesday, 15 September 2015

The Land of Ten Thousand Lakes

Flying from Maple lake, Minnesota.

 Minnesota is known as The Land of 10,000 Lakes 
and officially there are 11,842 lakes more than ten acres in size ..

Just some of those lakes...

Lots of recreational sites on those lakes.

Took off from Maple Lake airfield this morning,
intending to fly to the Mississippi River, ten miles north of here.
But when I got up to altitude, noticed there was a very strong southerly tailwind.
So turned around and found that I was only making 20mph over the ground,for 55mph airspeed....
Took a long time to get back to the airfield at that speed, 
then a 'lively' cross-wind landing at the airfield.....

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