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Not content with celebrating the new year with midnight fireworks (I was in a nice warm night club so I didn't see them!), in Pittsburgh we have another set of fireworks (and other events) on January 1st under the title "First Night". This year's impressive display had launch sites in Three Rivers Stadium, on a barge on the river, on top of the PPG Tower and along the Smithfield Bridge. Unfortunately my photographs don't really do this spectacular display justice.
A Big Auction
A Flight To Seven Springs
I and a colleague took a Cessna 172 from Allegheny County Airfield for a little trip out to look at the ski resort at Seven Springs. Here runway 28 at Allegheny County lies ahead of us as I apply full power.
We headed south east over Pittsburgh's suburbs and factories and along the Monongahela River.
Twenty minutes later we were overhead the ski resort at Seven Springs.
Back Home. Runway 28 lies ready for a smooth touchdown. (Honest!) Outside the terminal building
we discovered someone had forgotten to turn off the fountain for the winter!
Many thanks to Graham for taking the photos while I piloted the plane.
13 January 2001
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