Finished work early... Now time to go home from Chicago... I just couldn't resist taking a slight detour to land in 2 new states.
The route is show below and includes a quick lunch in Iowa and an even quicker stop in Missouri.
But this makes state # 25!!!
|Weather was CAVU after getting above the cloud deck... (But quite bumpy below that)|
|I expected the midwest to have lots of farmland... But didn't expect all the windmills... Who knew how green |
IL would be!!
|The mighty Mississippi River really didn't look that grand in Iowa. (Way cooler in Louisiana)|
|Burlington, IA was an awesome find... Great little airport, multiple instrument approaches and |
even a really cool local restaurant walking distance from the airport... (Hearty lunch of
Iowa corn-fed beef really hits the spot)
|Beleive it or not, Burlington is a commercial airport. The airport terminal was incredibly small! ... Notice the baggage claim area that serves all 4 commercial|
flights that arrive here daily from Chicago and St Louis.
|Onward to the next stop (next state) Hannibal, Missouri (STATE # 25!!!)|
|On the way to Hannibal, Mo, a really cool bridge crossing the Mississippi.|
|No matter state you land in, always some cool planes to see... This was the towplane used by the |
local flight school to for sailplane lessons.
|OK enough detours... Really, really time to go home now... Cruising @ 17500 FT... With oxygen and a really nice tailwind! Almost Home!!!|