Al Waterloo - Treat Yourself!!
The other morning it was just unbelievable. It confirms that mornings are my absolute favorite. Why? No Traffic, its smooth sailing on the high way, Its smooth sailing in the airways, Starbucks is usually open before any one else is AND!!! The control tower isn't open yet.
There is an element of freedom that exists when the tower is closed. You can go anywhere on the airport you want with out getting a formal clearance. The best part is, its quite! Nobody to talk to on the radio. Being a typical guy, I enjoy a little bit of silence now and then.
I was dreading picking our clearance up to Grand Raids because that meant we had to get in touch with Air traffic control on the ground and creating 99 problems for ourselves on such a beautiful day. That's when it hit me, LETS GO VFR!! Oh man, what a treat! Its like a cookies and cream ice cream cone with sprinkles. How refreshing! Not having to talk to anybody while crossing state lines, shore lines, and other airplanes. It was incredible, kinda like skinny dipping (my apologies if you got a bad mental image). What a way to enjoy a sunrise, a good cup of coffee and the best views on earth!
GO VFR FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH!!
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