Heading straight west for 2 tanks of gas gets us here...
Departing one airport for another one nearby, we pass over a normal, boring area of houses.
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Wait a minute...let's zoom in a little. Those aren't all just houses....
Miles and miles of the awesomeness that is a US military airplane graveyard. How many billions of dollars went into these planes? I wonder what stories they could tell?
On approach, we watched the sun play with the fog in the hills.
Yeah, my job is pretty cool.
The next pic down is what we saw when this convo took place:
"Sully-1, call the airport in sight. It's 12 o'clock and 10 miles."
"Umm, if you say so. I'm thinking we'd like vectors for the ILS"
"The airport is reporting 15 miles visibility"; the controller spoke slowly and carefully, as clearly he was dealing with a moron who couldn't find a simple airport in the middle of the desert.
After landing, we saw a gorgeous turbine Beaver arrive. The logo on the tail is 2 otters, so I'm thinking this plane must have a big brother around somewhere.
After finishing flying for the day, I went back to the hotel where I discovered an amazing thing. Did you know you can get grapefruits from trees now instead of just in stores? What will they think of next!
I continue my obsession with recording little videos of my hotel rooms...