Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Benton Memorial Airport H96

I had a great flight to Benton. Coming in from the northwest and descending over Rend Lake was pretty cool. The airport is very well maintained and the runway was as smooth as a baby's butt. Ran across 3 aircraft flying in the vicinity of where I was along my route, kind of nerve racking for a split second. Once I figured out thier direction I was back to scanning for more. The weather was as good as I had hoped for. With this mission complete I now start planning another one. Check out the video below for my flight to Benton.

Mission #4

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Upcoming Mission

I'm going to take advantage of the weather we are having this week and get a good flight in. Tomorrow is supposed to be 72 degrees, sunny and a south wind from 3 to 7 mph. Sounds like the perfect day to me. After some searching on Runwayfinder.com I found an airport that looked interesting. I will be tracking southeast to Benton Memorial Airport (H96). I have never landed there before so I want to check it off my list. I'm also looking for new places to fish and Rend Lake is about 2 miles north of the runway. The flight should only take about 43 minutes there and back. Here is the link from Airnav.com for H96. http://airnav.com/airport/H96


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