Saturday, September 09, 2006

Lunch at Sky Galley

Saturday, after getting a haircut, I picked up Dianne and we took a short flight down to Lunken Field for lunch at the Sky Galley restaurant. It was a beautiful sunny day with very little wind and just a few puffy clouds. Because of the light wind, it was a bit hazy. That's the price you pay for a smooth flight. On the way down, we caught up and passed over a high wing, taildragger that was towing a banner along I-275. It was picturesque to see the plane and banner appear to hang in the sky as we passed overhead.

For being such a nice day, Lunken airport wasn't very busy and we breezed right in. A trip to the Sky Galley is nice in that you can taxi right up to the place in the old terminal building (find out more about Lunken airport history here). It isn't a fancy place, but the food is good and you have a great view of the field to watch the planes come and go. You also have the option of sitting on the patio.

It's the first time I've had a passenger since having the new audio control/stereo intercom system installed in the plane. The new unit is a huge improvement over the old intercom. It has two music inputs (one for the pilot and one for passengers) so you can connect an iPod, CD player, satellite radio, etc. into the intercom. The pilot's music fades and disappears when the intercom or radio are active. Pretty sweet.

We had a great view of the downtown Cincinnati skyline when departing Lunken. We flew straight back to Blue Ash. With the afternoon heating, it started to get a little bumpy and I didn't want Dianne to lose her nice lunch. By the way, there is a nice synopsis of Blue Ash airport history here.

1 comment:

Pat said...

Thanks for the post. The Sky Galley is a place I've been thinking about taking my wife, Nancy for date night. We used to go to CVG back in the days when you could go out to the gates and watch the planes take off. We lived in Oakley for a while and used to go to the bike trail every weekend, but don't have time any more. Sounds like this would be a great place for some endless plane watching and a slow paced meal to unwind.