OK18 – We made it!!

I”m way behind! I had this almost ready to go yesterday but ran out of time to post it so here goes – better late than never, right?!

Well, it weren’t easy but we made it to OK18 ! We were ready to go before 7:00 a.m. Friday but the low ceilings kept us on the ground longer than we hoped. We checked the weather, waited, rechecked the weather, went out to breakfast, checked it again and finally got off about 11:00 a.m. We had 484 n.m. to go and the first leg got us a mere 16 n.m. Low ceilings are a drag!

Ceilings much better in this picture - the fly through plane wash somewhere over Missouri

So 2.5 hours on the ground there – and lunch, hallelujah, the ceiling finally started to raise enough for us to try it again.  It wasn’t ideal but doable and wasn’t too long before visability started improving, the ceiling went up and things were looking pretty darn good.

Bill & Yvette leading the way through the Wx in their Super Cub

We did a lot of yakking on 123.45 all day about all the usual stuff; “What are you indicating?”, “Wow, look at all the flooding down there”, “Too much coffee, it’s time to land!” and all the important stuff.

Good thing I LOVE Super Cubs because I got to look at this one ALL day!

When I transmitted “Oh, there’s a Walmart!” on 123.45 and heard back “Get a cell phone” I think I must have crossed some unspoken line. Get over it, buddy!!

Yvette Tracy & me at a fuel stop

When the weather broke and we started having great visability and ceilings, we really started having a great time.

My amazing Rans S7

We plopped down at Flora, Illinois ’cause it looked like a beautiful spot and somebody…… drank too much coffee!

Boyd just added tie-down rings to the Rans the night before we left so he was happy to try them out!

Mississippi River

I don’t have a picture yet but I followed the Super Cub into 36 at OK18, the preferred runway because you come in over the water and have a clear approach. Arrived 8:15 p.m. and YES, we got there in time for the great BBQ rib dinner!!

  • Sharon Tinkler
    Posted at 19:22h, 05 June Reply

    I know that plane wash company! They have one just southeast of Van Dorn, Texas You can see it from way off, penetrate it, and emerge clean as a whistle…. for a while.

  • Lisa Martin
    Posted at 19:30h, 30 May Reply

    I’m glad you made it. Looks like it was fun. And yeah for finally finding good weather.

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