135th leg: Sunday, September 04, 2005
ZSAM to ZSHC, Xiamen to Hangzhou, China
Airport: Xiaoshan
3.2 hours

Real weather. Sigh.


Uh oh. Misjudged when the sun would set again.



Xiaoshan airport..

 136th leg: Monday, September 05, 2005
ZSHC to ZSNJ, Hangzhou to Nanjing, China
Airport: Lukou
1.3 hours

Hangzhou in daylight.


The real weather continues to be gloomy.


 



Lukou airport

137th leg: Monday, September 05, 2005
ZSNJ to ZSJN, Nanjing to Jinan, China
Airport: Yaoqiang
2.8 hours 

I did two legs today since they were shorter ones. Plus I was hoping maybe the weather would clear up, but no such luck. 
There was a bit of excitement this time when I almost flew into a hill, but I didn't get a picture of it since I was busy pulling up to miss it.


 
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
ZSJN to ZBAA, Jinan to Beijing, China
Airport: Beijing Capital
1.9 hours

When I loaded the real weather it said "clear, visibility 2 miles." That's not clear in my book!


Finally I got some sunshine!


 

I flew over this city on my approach to the airport, but I'm not sure if it's part of Beijing. I think Beijing is more to the east of the airport from where I was flying. 

I think that brownish stripe under the mountains is really Beijing.


 

The really weird thing was that this is a big airport and mine was the only plane there! 
I'm the little speck in the center.