I met up with Mike
Hohls on Saturday morning at 7 AM to fly up to Tehachapi to
photograph Ron Alldredge's T-34 Mentor air-to-air. This time
of year, getting out of Camarillo can be a challenge with the
marine layer that comes in overnight. We took off IFR to get above the
clouds to head north to Tehachapi, where the skies were CAVU
(Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited). We flew a few orbits
around Tehchapi before heading over to Mojave for "Plane
Crazy Saturday". We had breakfast and saw Mike Melvill talk
about his first flight in Space Ship One (it was the 10th
anniversary) before taking back off for a pass over Mojave
and heading back to Camarillo. It was a great day with great
flying and lots of fun. Many thanks to Ron and Mike, and
many thanks to the fine folks at Mojave for a great
presentation and warm hospitality.
At about 2000 feet, we cleared
the clouds to a clear and calm sky all the way to Tehachapi.
Looking back west toward Camarillo at the
Inbound to Tehachapi the wind turbines
are a good checkpoint. There are tons of them out there.
Ron Alldredge and his wife Paula on the join up over
Turning base to Mojave air and space port.
Our destination, Mojave air and space port. There is a lot of
The Mojave tower.
Departing Mojave for a pass over the field before heading
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