I hoped my dad could come for this flight, but he was feeling poorly, so I flew alone, Camrose to the BC coast, met some folks, made a quick visit to Hudson Island, had a little get together there, then returned. (with fresh shrimp!)
Clouds were just above the mountaintops while flying west.
Before landing on the island, Don took video of my flyover. The neighbors are also pilots, and they encourage these low fly-overs so that people on grass-cutting tractors wearing noise-protection ear-plugs, are alerted to the landing, and can get out of the way. From inside the cockpit, this is an exciting feeling of flying through a tunnel with tall trees on the sides.
and here’s my short-field grass landing. It’s 65 knots over the threshold with full flaps, then cut power and flare. The inner wings stalled at 56 knots, the plane drops a few feet with a slight bounce, that is very hard to detect on the video. It gives a nice short landing and I didn’t need to use brakes. ( Brakes cause long skid marks that rips out the fragile grass, but the trade-off is, the bounce causes little depressions on the far end of the runway. ) The plane is my Expedition E350.