July 12 – Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie to Brantford

Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie

Our flight was VFR and our routing was following the north shore of Lake Superior around to Sault Ste. Marie. The weather continued to be rather poorly as we passed Marathon and Wawa. With the continued poor and lower conditions I picked up an IFR clearance for the remainder of the flight to Sault Ste. Marie.

Sault Ste. Marie to Brantford

With the continued poor weather and forecast lower ceilings and visibility at our destination, I filed an IFR flight plan for our next leg. The flight was at 11,000 feet and almost entirely in visual conditions. We had a few good bumps the some rather heavy rain for a couple of minutes. Getting closer to destination we began our descent and passing through about 10,000 we broke out of the clouds and left all of the poor weather behind us. It was a welcoming sight to see the familiar cities, town and terrain of the area where I grew up. The RNAV approach into Brantford completed this leg after crossing two thirds of Canada. Time for a few day of V.F. R. – visiting friends and relatives.