Monday, May 3, 2010

A kingbirds' eye view of the neighborhood

In March I took a first flight in an ultralight, with California Sport Aviation, out of the Lodi Airport in Acampo, CA, about 10 miles away from Kingbird.

Just me and the pilot, in a couple of seats suspended by cables, engine above and behind our heads, propeller pushing from behind.

The aircraft felt secure and the pilot competent. The ascents were steep, and the pilot claimed a "stall speed" of about 5 mph and the capability of landing in as little as 100 feet of space.

A great way to see the neigborhood.

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