A Family Adventure

Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Separate flights to West Virginia

June 16, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Tyson flew direct from New Hampshire down to Canaan Valley to meet my parents. He and Isaac stuffed the Bearhawk full of luggage and fuel. The Bearhawk should take an hour longer to fly the route then me in the RV4. But I had a significant detour first. I had to be in northern NH by 8:30AM for the vacation house pre-buy inspection. Thus, I started my day with a glorious flight through Franconia Notch. I landed at Twin Mountain not long after the overnight thunderstorms passed.

Bearhawk stuffed with luggage

After the inspection, I flew from Twin Mountain NH to Skyhaven Airport in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. The ground got greener once I left the drought in New England. Skyhaven had the best defended fuel tank I have seen. It was surrounded by tall metal pillars, probably filled with cement.

Skyhaven Airport in Tunkhannock

From Skyhaven south to Windwood in Cannan Valley, I followed the ridges of the Appalachians. I tried to guess where there might be some ridge lift, but only briefly found it. At the end of my flight, I pass the Mount Storm coal power plant. It’s heartening that every year I come down, more of the ridges to the north have wind turbines.


These are mostly from Emilie’s flight, but a few from Tyson’s arrival in WV.

Emilie’s GPS track

Tyson’s GPS track