Jay Maynard (jmaynard) wrote,
Jay Maynard

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Got away from it all

vakkotaur and I just got back a little while ago from a weekend in da UP. (That's the upper peninsula of Michigan, for those of you who don't speak Yooper.) There's an airport (warning, evil site that will resize your browser window) in Sidnaw, MI (what the ZIP code in the location tag points to) that was closed and reopened a few years ago. There's an annual fly-in over the Labor Day weekend to celebrate, and this year, we went. There were a total of 21 aircraft that made it up dere. (Oops...heard a little too much Yooper over da ...uh...the weekend.) Most of them were from the Pilots of America web forum; I hadn't met but one before, but we knew each other pretty much right off.

We spent the weekend doing everything but playing with computers. There was no net connectivity, and no cell signal, at all anywhere up there. The only time we missed it was when we were doing preflight planning for the return trip. The flight home took over 4 hours to go 298 nautical miles, as we fought a 30-45 knot headwind the whole way. We're both tired and not planning to do much of anything the rest of the day.

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