Went flying with Nick yesterday

So my posts of Navy ships passing by my house on Friday conjured a discussion with Nick about going flying sometime to capture some arial photos of them. He actually asked me if I'd be interested ... and until that point, I'd really signed up to the idea that there's no such thing as a dumb question. Anywho, as it ends up, he was due for his biannual flight review with his CFI and was going to do it yesterday. So, since the back seat was going to be empty anyway, I grabbed a camera and joined him and his CFI, Brian. Here are some photos I grabbed.

Went flying with Nick yesterday

Here's our whip during preflight.

Went flying with Nick yesterday

Nick and his CFI Brian running through the preflight routine.

Went flying with Nick yesterday

Rolling for takeoff.

Went flying with Nick yesterday

Aaand we're off! Looking back to Montgomery Field after takeoff.

Went flying with Nick yesterday

A nice shot of MCAS Miramar as we turned east so Brian could make sure Nick still knew how to fly (spoiler alert: He did).

Went flying with Nick yesterday

A selfie of "Ballast Boy" in the backseat :)

Went flying with Nick yesterday

Over Otay reservoir and the Olympic training facility there.

Went flying with Nick yesterday

Brian's trollface sticker on his headset was cracking me up.

Went flying with Nick yesterday

Here's Lake Murray.

Went flying with Nick yesterday

Everyone's favorite mega electronics store!

Went flying with Nick yesterday

Another plane landing on the left runway as we we doing touch-n-go's on the right.

Went flying with Nick yesterday

Perfect landing!

Went flying with Nick yesterday

No reverse gear ... like a Peel!

Went flying with Nick yesterday

Clear coat circa early '90s Ford ;)

Thanks again, Nick ... it was a blast!