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$100 Pancakes

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:59 am
by rcpilot
So one of my former classmates hooked me up with his flying club(I think they are all Cessna 152 drivers). They have meet ups occasionally and now I get the e-mails about them. They were planning on going to KPOU to try out the new restaurant. Weather was forecast to be nice and it's less than an hour from me so I figured I'd go. KPOU is a class D and I've been lazy about flying to any class Ds or Cs since getting my license so I figured it would be good experience too. I used flight following both ways(more practice).

We must have overwhelmed the tower a bit(12 people confirmed they were going). After I terminated my flight following I tried contacting the tower between their calls to other planes to no avail. I made a 360 to avoid entering the class D and still couldn't get their attention. After another 360 I get them and I'm #3 in the pattern. Geez.

Nice bunch of people(my former classmate wasn't able to make it). Food(I had the banana walnut pancakes) and conversation was good. Trip back was uneventful. It's nice having somewhere to go so I'll have to do this more often(although my plane is a bit drafty and it's not getting any warmer). So if you are in this neck of the woods, KPOU is a nice place to stop for a bite to eat.

Re: $100 Pancakes

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:46 am
Glad to hear you're enjoying your new hobby! It makes me want to try one more time (would the 4th time be the charm? :lol: ). Being one of the "80%" is a real bummer.

Re: $100 Pancakes

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:15 pm
by TimTaylor
That's about all the flying I do anymore. I go for lunch so I don't have to get out of bed so early. Usually from KGVL or KHKY to KGMU for a $240 burger.