A flight to nowhere?

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A flight to nowhere?

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With the social distancing going on, is anyone else taking their plane up just to fly? Normally, my pilot wife and I have a destination, even if it is just for lunch. That being said, we plan on taking the plane up in the next few days for some scenic flights and then return to our base airport. I am thinking this would be a great temporary escape from the craziness going on and social isolation we are now experiencing at home. Anyone else doing this?
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Re: A flight to nowhere?

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We did exactly that, last Sunday - my wife and I took the plane up for a scenic flight around the valley. The controllers were all quite friendly and relaxed and seemed happy to have someone to talk to. Our local tower is open 24/7, so those guys are there whether or not anyone is actually flying. I don't feel like I'm causing anybody to do anything extra, and it sure felt good to get out and do something normal again! Didn't cross paths with anyone else, so I don't see the harm in it.
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Re: A flight to nowhere?

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I made a quick hop over to my mechanic (located at a different airport) for an oil change. He had a skeleton crew. Normally his shop is very busy, but today is was very quiet.
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Re: A flight to nowhere?

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Many of my flights are to Nowhere. Just did one yesterday:
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Since most of it was at 6500 feet, I guess it qualifies as "Social Distancing"...
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Re: A flight to nowhere?

Post by Boatguy »

Yes. We flew out to an airport about an hour away. Had a nice picnic on some benches at the airport and flew home, with some sight seeing along the way. Never got close to another human being and ATC was apparently somewhat bored on our way back and called us to see if we were ok!
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