Last updated 2022-07-07
Packed-up the bird and departed Thunder Bay and Canada. Disappointing, but like I said, probably pragmatic. Re-entered the US at Sky Harbour, Duluth (KDYT), where a CBP Officer was parked out on the ramp awaiting me. Polite, business-like and efficient, I was cleared home in 10 minutes. Then I hopped to Superior (KSUW) a full 3nm away. There was the ubiquitous Ce.152 flying a B-52 pattern (WHY do people teach like that??) and I couldn’t just snick in on a short base because I’d have to back-track to vacate rwy 04, and that would have been bad form – someone would have been going around. So, the flight took 50% more time than it needed to.
Met Brennan who owns 100 Octane Aviation and had him take a look around the plan and to borescope the #2 cylinder. Scoring found. Discussed a plan to pull the #2 cylinder for further inspection, but he’ll do that at Ashland (KASX) where the plane can be hangared.
Then took 833 to Ashland (via ‘Objectionable’, a lovely public-use grass strip air park) to be met by a long-time Chippie friend, Alan Klapmeier. After getting 833 settled and me unpacked we returned on the 1st to remove all the cowlings, thus giving Brennan unfettered access.
I flew back to SoCal DLH – MSP – SNA later on the 1st.
Stats: 3.0 hrs logged, 2.5 hrs flown, 226 nm track (of which 8nm was the 3nm direct from DYT to SUW).
That’s it for now.