The day after my race was the last day off I had in Oklahoma, and since the weather was good I wanted to make sure I got one last flight in before I flew back home to VA. I decided to head up north for a change and picked a couple airports that I hadn't been to before.
|This time, I made sure the first one was just far enough away to count as a cross country!|
|There is a pretty big wind farm about 10 miles north of Chickasha.|
|After crossing over I-40 I followed some railroad tracks on the way to Watonga, my first stop. This is the town of Geary; it was in the middle of nowhere!|
|Aside from a random town or two, this was basically the scenery I was flying over the entire time.|
|After a little while I made it to my first stop: KJWG - Watonga. Just like the airports I went to last week, I was the only one moving in the area. I landed, taxiied back, and took off again, and started heading south to my next stop.|
|The scenery was just as exciting on the way south as it was heading north. :)|
|After Hinton I had one stop left: KRQO, El Reno. It was only about 17 miles away, so I just stayed at pattern altitude for the short hop over.|
Overall I had a really good time in Oklahoma! The class I took was really interesting and the people made it a lot of fun, and I got to do some pretty neat stuff on the weekends so I never really got homesick or bored, even though I was gone for almost three weeks. (I think it also helped that I stayed in the same apartment complex this time as I did the first time, so when I opened the door the first day it felt kind of like being home again anyway.) I'm requesting a few more classes so hopefully I'll get the chance to head back to the Academy again!