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The view: Looking southwest while overflying Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) at sunset.
The pilots: Don Mayer (son) as PIC and photographer and Don Mayer (father) as the passenger/pilot on this particular flight.
The airplane: 1975 Cessna 210L
The mission: Fly as far west as possible (Grand Rapids in this case) to land and let the weather pass before pressing onward to Oshkosh!
The memory: This was our second father/son trip to Oshkosh in our jointly-owned 210 but our first one while flying at sunset, which made for a very memorable view of DTW, downtown Detroit, and the various airports in the area where Dad learned how to fly many years ago.
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After soloing in high school and earning ASEL and Instrument ratings in 2005, Don returned to flying a decade later after moving from Washington, DC, to central PA and re-engaging with the general aviation community. He became a first-time airplane co-owner in 2018 and has not looked back, flying mostly to stay proficient, have fun, visit family and friends, and eventually complete a Commercial rating.
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