Angel Flight (Double Mission) November 9th 2017

     Todays Double Angel Flight Mission took us down to Richmond VA (Chesterfield County Airport) where we picked up our passenger Diana. From there we flew up to Baltimore MD (BWI) and waited while Diana had her Doctors appointment….. after Diana returned from her appointment we flew her back home to Richmond and then we returned back to home base Luray.

     Our flight conditions today were nearly the same on all of our legs…..  low ceilings with light drizzle with a fairly smooth ride. The winds were light and the outside air temperature, although cold, stayed above freezing. All of our landings required instrument approach’s and our ground visibility during the day was very limited (thus not so many pictures)

     On our arrival back to home base Luray we found the conditions much the same as when we departed 7 hours earlier….. low ceilings with a light chilly drizzle. After tucking 49Bravo back into her hanger we enjoyed a nice hot cup of hanger coffee along with some great conversation (We never seem to run out of things to talk about !)  Then, after shutting the hanger door, we departed out  on one of the most dangerous parts of our day….. the ride home (in low visibility and drizzle)….. we both feel much safer in the air than on the road in conditions like these !

      We have flown Diana many times before and have another flight scheduled for her on the 20th…. Out total flight time for today was 4.8 hours with 2.8 of them being IMC (Instrument Meteorological Conditions) covering 501 nautical miles over 2 States and all four landings required Instrument Approaches.

Following are some pictures of todays Double Mission

Back seat ready for Diana
Back seat ready for Diana
Above a low deck of clouds heading to Baltimore MD
Above a low deck of clouds heading to Baltimore MD
Diana with her new companion (on our way to Baltimore)
Diana with her new companion (on our way to Baltimore)
Looking out over the Bay heading to Baltimore
Looking out over the Bay heading to Baltimore
Our shadow on the lower clouds with a circle rainbow around it
Our shadow on the lower clouds with a circle rainbow around it
The Twin Bay Bridges over the Chesapeake
The Twin Bay Bridges over the Chesapeake
Cleared to land 33L at BWI (Baltimore MD)
Cleared to land 33L at BWI (Baltimore MD)
Near the Inner Harbor (Baltimore MD)
Near the Inner Harbor (Baltimore MD)
Traffic below us as we leave the Baltimore area
Traffic below us as we leave the Baltimore area
Crossing over the Twin Bay Bridges heading back to Richmond
Crossing over the Twin Bay Bridges heading back to Richmond
Back in Richmond with Diana safely home
Back in Richmond with Diana safely home

Here is a video of one of our Instrument Approaches (Chesterfield County… Richmond VA)

Thanks for viewing and feel free to leave comments……. we love them !

 

5 thoughts on “Angel Flight (Double Mission) November 9th 2017

  1. How close where you to that Southwest plane? Can you email me the picture of your plane with the “rainbow and the Southwest plane. I enjoyed the approach into Richmond. You only had about a 600 foot ceiling. Enjoyed following your flights.

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