First business flight! Dodging thunderstorms and filing evictions.

So, as I mention in my “About” page, I am an attorney by profession. Although I am primarily an estate planning attorney (wills, trusts, etc…), periodically I will have to do an eviction while settling an estate. As time went on, I decided that I would pick up evictions on their own, not just in association with closing estates.

At any rate, I had an eviction to file in Hamilton County and decided to fly down if possible. Well, I did, and I got caught dodging thunderstorms. The image at the top shows me going northwest around a thunderstorm before turning south to Cincinnati. That added an extra 45 minutes onto the flight.

Along the way though, we passed a few places we otherwise would not have seen from the air.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
King’s Island Amusement Park

Even with the diversion, we made it into Lunken, Cincinnati’s regional airport. It’s quite close to downtown and an Uber ride was just a couple bucks to get me to the court house.

Cincinnati Municipal Airport – Lunken Field (KLUK)

See how nice the skies were when I came in? Gorgeous blue with a few clouds.

Well, they weren’t so nice coming out. I made it out of there about 15 minutes before it was enveloped in thunderstorms which would have blocked me in for another 4-6 hours. Then I had to dodge a few cells to avoid lightning on the way out but otherwise had a pretty direct flight back to Columbus.

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Louisville for Lunch

My brother lives in Louisville, KY and I’ve been intending on making the flight down there at some point. We had a wind from the SW so the trip down took about an hour and fifty minutes. The return trip was brisk though at only about an hour fifteen.

I’ve never actually had an opportunity or reason to cut through some Class-B airspace (the blue rings around Cincinnati) so this was a first for me. As it turned out, it was also completely non-eventful. Cleared through, minor vector’s around the actual airport but no major re-directs.

Downtown Cincinnati
Descending into Bowman field (KLOU)
Bumpy landing. Totally not my fault. A little windy near the ground that day.

After landing, it was a nice lunch with brother at the local BBQ smokehouse. Then a quick trip back to Columbus with my first real tailwind I’ve ever had on a cross-country flight.