55. Dayton Wright Brothers (KMGY) to Buffalo
Niagara Falls (KBUF) 3.07.2009 - 386NM - 2:28 Hrs.
is currently a very unstable weather
situation prevailing in the north eastern part of the
US and Canada, with heavy rain, thunderstorms, hail, low visibility in
places and high winds.
night and this morning, we were carefully
monitoring the weather developments on the Net
in this part of the country, and we were considering different routes,
finally reach our jump-of
location Saint Jones in New Found Land Canada, to then cross the North
to the Azores.
place we really wanted to reach today was
Bangor Main USA, or Montreal in Canada.
safety conscious, we decided to fly today at
least to Buffalo Niagara (State of New York).
forecasts predicted, that we could reach
this place safely IFR, if we left Dayton in the
flight took us along the planed airway in
easterly direction, first at 7’000 feet, and then we
had to climb 9’000 feet, to stay out of clouds on top. Heavy build up’s
clearly visible to
the east, as we approached our destination Buffalo.
did not expect at all, to have the chance to
overfly the famous Niagara Falls today and
admire this spectacular place.
we got closer to Buffalo, I dared asked Air
Traffic Control, to give it a try to overfly the
Niagara Falls anyway, and take a chance and a glance if this was at all
was granted, to follow the scenic route
with the help radar vectors, at a fixed altitude
of 4’000feet, in and out of clouds, and finally we could miraculously
falls for a moment
and take some nice photos and video pictures.
flying day finally ended with a happy landing.
the 4th of July (US
Independence day) we plan on moving on as far north east as
possible, hopefully directly to Saint Jones New Found land, or at least
Getting closer to the place we really wanted to see
still overhead the USA heading in northerly direction
Over Canada and the Niagara Falls in full view
Buffalo Niagara International (KBUF) on finals 23