Sunday, March 22, 2020

March 21st

Randy and I met at the airport, then headed out to Cameron Park via touch and goes at Georgetown and Placerville, and an overflight of (private) Swansboro.

We had lunch with Chris (sitting outside, as the deli was pretty much closed down), then tinkered with his non-functioning ADS-B for a short while, before heading out towards Nyack.  I ended up in the lead, and as I was approaching 4,000', I was getting a bit of a battering and looking at clouds that weren't much more than 1,000' above me - Nyack's at 5,200', so we'd need to be at 6,200' for pattern altitude.  There was also snow on the ground in front of me, and they don't plough the runway, so we probably wouldn't have been able to land anyway.  I called the Randy and Chris, and said I was just going to head back to Lincoln.

There were a few people at Lincoln, and we chatted and worked on Chris' radio - it keeps cutting out.  We checked the connections, then I suggested we just swap the power lines from the radio and the transponder for his flight back to Cameron Park.  He texted me when he got home to say now the transponder is cutting out, so we know at least that it's a power problem.

I got home to a very tired Tilly - Vic had taken her for a walk, and Tilly'd led them to the dog park.  Apparently she played for about 10 minutes, then wanted to go home, having to stop and rest a couple of times on the way. While Tilly slept, we watched Jumanji: The Next Level.

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