Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Second Trip to Mexico

Things are hopping at the Urban Air hangar. Planes are coming in, planes are in the avionics shop getting new instruments, and we are getting ready to certify 3 new aircraft.

Jim headed back to Mexico to fly with Jorge to Valle de Bravo. They met with a new customer and had more great flying. Here is a photo of an interesting volcano between Valle and Chapala. The trip was 235nm which was covered in 2 hours. It is a 7 and a half hour drive. Flying is the only way to get around in Mexico!

This is the paved strip ouside of Valle de Bravo. It is privately owned with a few hangars and an 1800' runway. The elevation is about 7000'msl, but the Lambada has no trouble operating at high altitude.

Soaring around the clouds above Valle de Bravo.

Jaime liked what he saw, and will be purchasing a Lambada.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Winter Soaring Season Begins

The temps are finally dropping, the air is drying out, and cloudbases are rising. We have had several great soaring flights lately. Joe and Jim spent over 2 hours racing each other over a 50 mile triangle course on one flight. Flying the Lambada is great fun, but flying two is twice the fun!

We spotted GW Meadows on Serenity, his Irwin 37, headed for the Keys.