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Los Angeles or Santa Monica to be more precise…

Sunday 17 October 2010
USABlue Sky Flying AdventuresDrivingWalking

Yesterday we drove from San Diego to Santa Monica. Here we will spend two nights before flying back home tomorrow. The weather has turned into cold and fog/drizzle; not very nice holiday weather at all. Today we tried to find the Hollywood sign, but it is covered in fog. We just pottered around town, did some shopping, eating, drinking, relaxing. It were a few pleasant days of doing not a lot.

San Diego

Friday 15 October 2010
USABlue Sky Flying AdventuresDrivingWalking

We’re done flying but still have a few days left until we fly back home. The plan is to stay in San Diego today and drive to Los Angeles tomorrow where we will stay for two nights.

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Marginal conditions…

Thursday 14 October 2010
USABlue Sky Flying AdventuresFlying

So, here we are at Gillespie Field with planes that need to go to Montgomery and Palomar. The forecast shows very marginal conditions. We have 2 options: leave the planes here and have them picked up by the owners or try to fly them back. After waiting for a few hours and monitoring the weather reports and forecasts we decided to fly them back home. Issue one of today: how do we get to the aircraft??? Yesterday, it was quite easy: we were instructed to park our planes in front of the terminal building. But today, we are at the other side of the airport and you can not just “walk over there”. The local flying school helped out. They provided “transportation”: yep, a golf cart…

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Back to start…

Wednesday 13 October 2010
USABlue Sky Flying AdventuresFlying

Today is the last flying day of the tour; we need to bring the planes back to their home base. For our plane that’s Palomar, for the others it’s Montgomery. The forecasts for these fields are not very good; the fog that we saw yesterday afternoon has moved inland to the south of where we are and where we need to go to. Visibility at Monterey is not an issue; the fog is still over the ocean.

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Bridge… What bridge?

Tuesday 12 October 2010
USABlue Sky Flying AdventuresFlying

I think this is the best day of our flying tour. We stopped at nice places and we’ve seen things that I thought we would never get close to.

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