This month’s column is dedicated to those whose live where it is always sunny and warm. Here in District IX, we celebrate all four seasons. If you’re not from around here, it’s really cold in the winter. December usually puts a severe cramp in our flying activities, but not always.
This year, early December was unseasonably warm and dry. Around the area, fliers enjoyed 70° days and were able to stretch the flying season to more than a month past what they normally do.
Then the bottom dropped out. Christmas and New Year’s found Mother Nature trying to make up for the gift she gave us earlier. Most of District IX plunged into below zero temperatures and blowing snow.
Here is a summary we’ll call “December Flying in District IX.”