|Crowd watching us depart at 7N8|
|Good place for breakfast, busy on Sunday|
Beautiful blue sky before 10:00AM, but lots of chop and gusts after noon. We had tried this "$100 Hamburger" run before but aborted due to turbulence. But we had started later in the day, this time we should be home before the thermals started in the afternoon heat.
|Crossing back into PA|
|Final Approach to Rwy 34 at 7N8|
A Citabria parked near us and my acquaintance from Beltzville (14N) stopped by to talk about airplanes. He had been an instructor in Slatington (69N) when I was just starting out. Still has the original seat cushion from the Champ I had trained in.
We completed the preflight and started her up. Saw the crowd in the parking lot as I lined up on the runway. (Not use to having an audience, but I was in the right seat and could blame any embarrassment on her.) It was a smooth normal take off and we immediately picked up the purple line and climbed to 2500'. I engaged the autopilot, did my cruise checks and generally 'cleaned up my office' for the flight out of the state.
Sky Manor is a pleasant little airport just past the Delaware river in NJ. There was a Cessna departing as we entered the pattern, and just a mild wind, pretty much down the center line as I rolled onto final.