Well today’s weather at YFT started out OK. It was just a little humid and a bit hot, and then we had a Southerly change, it blew a gale and the wind topped out at 45kts. The dust was really bad, and the basted grass came from everywhere. other than that it was a great day.
This is Part III of my Ice Age Floods series. Here we’ll look at Wallula Gap and the effect it had on the flood waters. We’ll explore Lake Lewis, discuss erratics, potholes, and faults. We’ll also fly over 9 of the most effected (and scenic) areas in central/eastern Washington there were ravaged by the flood waters. Music: Dhruva Aliman – Root Chakra Planet; Forgotten Shore; and Thievery Corporation – The Forgotten People
This video is Part II of my Ice Age Flood series that explores the breakup of the Pondaray Ice Dam, considers the participation of Glacial Lake Columbia, and the development and contribution of the Basat Lava flows of Eastern Washington. Also includes some fancy flyin’! Music: Ronald Jenkees – Guitar Sound HQ and Dhruva Ailman: Jungle Soup
Part I of the Ice Age Floods looks at the the glacier flows in northern WA, ID and MT and the development of the ice dam of the Clark Fork River. We then explore effects of the glaciers, Missoula Lake elevation marks as well as ripple marks that make up the features of Glacial Lake Missoula. Music: Dhruva Aliman – Black Wind
Yesterday was a great flying day with the possibility of a Thunder storm in the afternoon. After flying for most of the morning the sky looked a little odd. This was an underestimate of what was coming. By 1800 hour I had the hangar doors closed. The storm to the South was big and it looked like it was coming for us. However it changed direction and headed for Wangaratta, or so we thought. Another storm was building to the North West and this one was full of dust. When it hit it was like being in a room full of sand and dust, it was choking. That storm past quickly and then the one that was heading for Wangaratta turned back towards YFT. The lightening and thunder was all mixed up with the dust and then rain. What a show it was.
It wasn’t the best day for flying but Alex took to the air in the YFT Skypper. The wing was 30kts at 2000 feet and the dust devils were just about everywhere. However it was still an enjoyable flight and it just goes to prove that Alex has not lost the touch.
Yesterday the final parts of the two year closure of runway 05-23 at Yarrawonga Aerodrome were complete. CASA gave the OK for this runway to be re-opened. The first to fly off the runway was Tulsi in a Air Creation Skypper, and the next aircraft was an Airborne XT-912 Arrow. It was delightful to be able to land into the wind for a change, instead of doing cross wind approaches on 01-19.