Mooney Seven Charlie Foxtrot

Our next planned leg is to Davenport, IA (KDVN), just crossing south of the busy airspace surrounding Chicago O’Hare and Midway; Jean-Baptiste is in the left seat for this leg.  There are some slow-moving and isolated thunderstorm cells east and south of Chicago, so we go about 20 miles south of our planned route to stay well clear.  We take off from Wood County Airport and contact Toledo Approach then Fort Wayne Approach.  The landscape is now completely flat, with freshly planted corn fields, and the farms are further and further apart from each other — they will be even more apart in Iowa and Nebraska later in the day.  We eat lunch as we cruise west, taking turns flying as we enjoy sandwiches from Ithaca Bakery — not bad for an in-flight meal!

Even as far east as Fort Wayne, we are starting to see (not just on the radar…

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