Friday, September 29, 2006

727 and some puffy clouds....

Kelowna Flight Craft 727 sitting on the ramp soon to be getting ready to go to Montreal (CYMX) Mirabel, Winnipeg then to Vancouvertopia. These airplanes are in their 40's and haul around 50,000 lbs of freight and probably still the reason they are still flying with the price of gas. I believe they burn around 11,000 lbs in the first hour alone....

Here is some convective love en-route Montreal to Ottawa. It was smooth as silk till we hit these guys. Then it smoothed out afterwards and we practiced another emergency decent from 10,000 for shits and giggles.

Gettin closer....

Lanark 1 Arrival inbound from Toronto. That is the Ottawa River to the north. Beautiful farmland only minutes away from the city of 750,000. I know alot of my pictures are just clouds and landscapes and I hope you who frequent the blog don't get bored of them. To me they are one of the main reasons I love to fly everyday....for the view I get.
To end this post I am going to put in a quote that was sent to me by a friend...

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by
yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish,
selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world
will not devote itself to making you happy.

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long
as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I
live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no "brief candle" for me.
It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and
I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to
future generations.

George Bernard Shaw



Whisky Yankee said...

Couldn't agree more FD! Land patterns fascinate me and your excellent pics have given me more to contemplate. Last week, I flew, as a passemger, at 38000 feet from Nice, S.France to Newcastle, N.England without a cloud in the sky.A rolling carpet of patterns that held me spellbound for 2 hours and gave me a crick in the neck! Just as interesting is when I fly a C152 at 1000feet. I think in Canada, you call it "weedwhacking". Thanks for the pic of Dorval, a name from my childhood. My brother, an Air Cadet, flew into there in 1947 in an Avro York on an exchange visit. The York was the civil version of the Lancaster bomber and needed three hops to cross "the pond". I well remember the maple syrup he brought back. In post-war Britain, when sweets were still rationed, it was nectar! Have just found your excellent blog and would thank you for your efforts. Will follow you closely!

Flyin Dutchman said...

Thank you so much for the comments. I am glad that you enjoy the photos and will try and keep them coming and give you something to keep coming back to see. again thank you for the kind words !