US Navy Destroyer. Sea trials.

Up, Up and Away

After 2 1/2 hours flying in a two-seater R22 helicopter, with one door off, in the train and cold, shooting a US Navy destroyer in the Straits of Juan de Fuca, north of Seattle, I was ready for a beer. We left Seattle in the rain hoping that the weather and light would be better as we flew north. luckily the gods cooperated on this one otherwise I'd be out there again next week!

The return trip included a brief layover in Sequim to surprise visit my pilot's parents and remind me why flying is still the coolest human feat ever.....