Its been two weeks since I last flew. I finally got up today with my CFI to practice maneuvers for my checkride. We worked on stalls, slow flight, and ground reference maneuvers. They went well and I felt more confident with the checkride coming up soon I hope. We were only up for 1.5 hours but the time went slower than it usually seems as we fly. We managed to cover a lot of skills today. I’m looking forward to our Wednesday flight to cover a few more. The airport was busy this afternoon. I think everyone was itching to get back in the air after a week of overcast skies and rain, I know I was.
It was overcast again. today but the ceilings were high enough we could fly. We managed to sneak in one day of sunshine on Sunday which melted a good share of our snow cover. As I was flying back to the airport I was amazed by the amount of water on the ground. They are predicting some flooding in our area for creeks and streams. The ground is still frozen and there is no where for the water to go except into lakes, streams, and rivers. The snow of two weeks ago is nearly gone and there is standing water everywhere. On the way back home from the airport there was a flock of snow geese collected on one of these overflowing creek beds. I wish I would have had my camera with to catch a picture of that scene. It won’t be long until all the brown of fall and the snow of winter make way for the green of spring. How fitting with St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner.