Flying with Dan and Becky

Here's a photo gallery of a recent Boston city tour. My brother Dan was sitting right front seat, and Becky was in the back with the camera. The aircraft is N263ND, a Piper Warrior (PA-28-161) rented from East Coast Aero Club at Hanscom Field in Bedford, MA.

Unlocking the chain on the tail.

Removing the canopy cover.

Dan by 3ND's left wing.

Checking the engine oil level, belts, hoses, mags.

My cousin Dylan, also a pilot, was at the airport that day too.

In we go...

...after one last walk-around.

Me and Dan.

Getting in.

Engine start.


100 feet off the ground.

300 feet.

West of Hanscom, clear of the bravo airspace, the usual practice and maneuvering area.
Why low-wing planes don't make good photography platforms.
Inbound to Boston.


The Charles River and Cambridge

Technology Square and the MIT Stata center.

MIT athletic fields, and the Dome.

Back on the ground at Hanscom

Becky and me

Dan and me