Anxious to continue our US perimeter flight, Boyd and I were at the Cascade, Idaho airport bright and early in the morning. Last night had been downright cold and, as guessed, a very light film of frost had formed overnight on our wings. A quick repositioning of our pretty bird, out of the shade and into the sunshine, quickly resolved any potential problem.
Our flight goal was Cascade, ID to Kalispell, MT. Ceilings were forecast to be “adequate” but with marginal clearance. We considered our flight plan a “goal” but weren’t at all certain we’d actually end up in Kalispell. We were aware ceiling heights were questionableÂ – there were long distances along our route with no weather reporting stations. The skies were clear at Cascade when we departed, with wispy areas of low fog hanging in the valleys nearby.
It doesn’t get better than lunch in Missoula and dinner in Kalispell, both with lady taildragger pilots!!