Wednesday, September 27, 2017
203 Nautical Miles around Calgary
Three of us went on a day trip around Calgary. Alan in his Murphy, Jeff in his Citabria and myself. A bag lunch and we were off at 10:30 for a triangular trip around the Calgary area. Weather was spectacular on this fall day with temperatures at 21 degrees by noon. Skies were clear and wind was very light as we travelled at 5500 feet to Vulcan, 6500 feet to Drumheller and 6500 ft. back to Springbank. We had a long lunch break in Vulcan sitting outside on the picnic tables in the sun having laughs with Don a local flying fellow. Then off to Drumheller for a 40 minute break before heading back to Springbank. Having just completed my Annual inspection on the Q2 it was a good test to make sure all was working 100% and I was pleased it was. Still not happy with some constant background noise I am getting in my MGL radio and will continue to try and isolate. Distant radio transmissions are hard to hear over the noise. I forgot to take any pictures on this trip but have attached the map below showing our route.