August 6, 2004

Aerial Photograph for

oxd_small.jpgThe Midwest is being blessed with a beautiful weekend. Temperatures are in the mid-seventies and the skies look to be clear for a few days. The wife and I decided to take advantage of the nice weather and the new pilot's license with an after-work flight today. We met at the airport and decided to fly to Oxford, Ohio home of Miami University.

The winds and turbulence made for a bumpy ride to Oxford but once we made it there the ride seemed to smooth itself out. It only took us about 15 minutes to get there while by car it easily takes an hour.

Prior to our flight today, I had visited one of my favorite aviation resources,, that offers great airport information. For most airport listings they provide a variety of pertinent information and often the display a photo of the airport. I noticed they did not have a photograph on file for Miami University Airport in Oxford. It is the first time I had found an airport on their site without a photo.

So I decided to bring the digital camera along for our flight. My wife captured a nice photograph of the airport that I will submit to later today (view the photo). As you can see the airport is in the process of building a taxi-way. Currently pilots need to taxi back down the runway after landing.

I fly next on Monday when I will take my first flight in the Cessna 172. The 172 is a four passenger Cessna that is not only bigger than the 152, but more powerful too. I will be flying with my instructor in that just to ensure I am comfortable with the transition to the larger plane.

Posted by at August 6, 2004 7:38 PM

Well, where did you and CJ eat? Grab a chicken gyro at Skippers, or did you create the new Pilot's Special at Bagel and Deli? Similate

Posted by: Similate at August 6, 2004 9:34 PM

Sadly, we did not even stop in Oxford. In the summer the airport is only attended during certain hours and unfortunately was unattended yesterday. So we would not have been able to use the courtesy car so we just took in the sights. Though my mouth is watering for a Jeopardy bagel now that you mention it.

Posted by: Todd at August 7, 2004 10:33 AM