The flight was very simple 85 NM from Beverly, flying solely on Avare navigation. However, as I got closer to Fryeburg, it became clear to me that due to low ceiling, I will not be visiting the mountains this time.
The approach to Fryeburg was very bumpy, and I had a less than ideal landing due to a small down down draft a few moments before touchdown. Thanks to the very forgiving Skyhawk I did not even feel the hard touchdown.
I was literally greeted by a couple of pilots at Fyreburg, who guided me to a crew car. The Jeep had stick shift which gave me goose bumps at first, but with a little practice around the parking lot brought back the muscle memory from my days of driving a stick shift in Pakistan 14 years ago.
We drove to North Conway, about fifteen miles from Fryeburg airport, where we had a great lunch. There is a train museum in N Conway that Zain was so excited to visit.
I was getting a bit worried with the slowly dropping ceiling, so after a couple of hours in the town, we drove back to Fryeburg airport. On our way back, we were presented with excellent fall colors, and then were awed by a large rainbow in the air. Whenever I see a rainbow, I prepare myself of rain. Rain did arrive after the rainbow vanished, but we navigated fine through it back to Beverly.
Here are a few other pictures from this adventure.
|Crew car called Petunia at Fryeburg, ME. It used to be pink, I was told. Stick shift.|
|Petunia runs fine. Made the difference between a good trip and a great trip.|
|Crab cakes, pizza.|
|Engine in N Conway|
|Zain on an engine. His mouth is stuffed with food that he decided to carry there.|
|Zain breaking the law|
|"Petunia" crew jeep|
|Rain after rainbow|
|Fall is too red|
|Back at Beverly and yum at Cherry Farm|