My Cessna Experience

Last weekend, I attended a charity event to benefit Nipper Knolls Equine Center, the wonderful facility where I volunteer.  I won a one hour flight over Saratoga and Warren counties in a Cessna with the Northumberland Flying Club in a silent auction.  I quickly got in touch with pilot Mike Gulli to see if we could schedule the flight in the coming week while the fall foliage was still vivid.  Luckily Mike was able to fit me in on Friday, and so up we went!

The Cessna Skyhawk parked at Heber Airport in Gansevoort, NY.

Above and below, going up from Gansevoort, you see the rural farm land below.

I took the above and below photos as we approached Glens Falls.

Glens Falls from above.

Glen Lake in Queensbury.

Lake George, with the Lac du Saint Sacrement visible on the water, Million Dollar Beach in the bottom right corner, and the Sagamore Resort just barely visible in the top left corner of the lake.

Another view of Lake George.

A view of the foliage. 
Another view of Glen Lake with Glens Falls in the distance. 

Getting close to the Sagamore.

Lake George from Above

Looking down at Lake George.

The beauty from up high!

Looking down at Fort William Henry and the steamship dock in Lake George.

A gorgeous fall evening!

Flying Over Glens Falls

Looking down at Glens Falls again.

A view of the cockpit.

I captured this photo looking down at the Glens Falls area as dusk was settling in.

Looking down at Saratoga.

Saratoga Race Course.

Skidmore College in Saratoga.

Maple Avenue Middle School, where I teach.

Another view of Saratoga.

Saratoga Lake.

I had a great time!  Thanks to Nipper Knolls and Northumberland Flying Club for providing this opportunity!

To see more aerial photos I've taken, check out my Saratoga Springs from Above post from a few years ago, when I took a helicopter ride.

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  1. Great to see what you can recognize in the photos!


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