Friday, September 5, 2008

An Afternoon of Touch-and-Go's

It was September 5, 2008, and the weather had cleared sufficiently that by afternoon I was sure to have a wonderful flight with great visibility. I took a Cessna 172 (N87JA) for a flight north of Chicago. I left Chicago Executive Airport and headed to Waukegan mainly for touch-and-gos. Great fun!

Above: Flying over Interstate 294 north of Wheeling.

Above: Heading towards Lake Michigan near Fort Sheridan.

Above: The exclusive lakefront resort of Shore Acres in Lake Bluff.

Above center: Six Flags amusement park off I-94.

Above: Midway into my downwind for Runway 5 at Waukegan Airport during on of my nearly dozen touch-n-gos that afternoon. A large housing development sits northwest of the airfield at the edge of Runway 14.

Above: One mile final approach for Runway 5 at Waukegan Airport.

Above: Descending at about 80 knots for my landing at Waukegan.

Above: Returning south, flying over Interstate 294.

Above: I took a long final for Runway 16 at Chicago Executive Airport.

Above: Relaxing after a fun flight.

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