High Sierra Fly In
The Sacramento RV14 group flew to Dead Cow lakebed airstrip in Nevada to view the solar eclipse and watch the bush plane STOL races at the High Sierra Fly In. We flew out at daybreak. After landing we taped up all the openings on the airplanes to keep out the fine alkaline dust that blows across the lake bed.
It was overcast with some breaks in the clouds so we were able to catch some glimpses of the eclipse. The maximum eclipse happened around 9:20am. The STOL races were fun to watch. Those pilots are pretty skilled.