Sun n Fun 2014 at KLAL in Lakeland, Florida. This was my first time attending this aviation extravaganza, the baby version of OshKOSH.
Highly recommend every pilot and hard-core enthusiast goes at least once. I weather-proofed my trip flying via commercial airline so we could easily breeze through “small” storms.
The adventure continues…
Dictator General in the making… check out my growing stack of ribbons! As a member of the Civil Air Patrol http://capmembers.com, senior members (anytime over 21) is expected to progress in at least one specialty fire professional development.
I chose Aerospace Education as a specialty track, and as of yesterday, completed the last educational requirement (the Corporate Learning Course, aka CLC) for promotion to Major, in addition to being a Captain for 3 years.
If you’re curious enough to decipher the collection, check out http://www.mcchord.org/rack_builder/check_sr.html
Taking a break from flying until the weather improves, stabilizes and gets warmer. Until then, I’ll burn the heck out of Netflix…Scandal, Arrow (finish up season 2 on Hulu)…and periodically chip away at the spring cleaning.
But…I am going to Sun ‘n Fun at LAL in Lakeland, Florida this year, plus the Triple Tree Aerodrome FlyIn in South Carolina, at SC00.
It’s been 21 days since I last flew (that was while I was on vacation), and 56 days before that when I knocked out my three night landings (for passenger carrying currency), plus my 180 day IFR refresher. Flying is an addiction of sorts. I’m not exactly having withdrawal symptoms, but I do miss it… sometimes.
Of late, the weather has been decent during the week, and unpredictable during the weekend, the time I’m most likely to fly. And, the few times it seemed reasonable, the temperature was in the 40’s. I’m well aware that those from the cooler areas consider that summer, but I don’t find it to be particularly enjoyable not able to feel my fingers after pre-flighting a half of a C172, have to take a break to warm up, then finish the other half.
I have it on good authority from a seasoned who hails from North Dakota that you preflight and do everything wise while layered to the hilt, and only AFTER starting the engine do you start thinning out your layers.
So there you have it, my flying boots are staying on the shelf until things warm up.
Are these reporting points real?
What’s funniest to me is SATAN is just in the mix hangin’ out.
I’m so upset with myself for not flying this approach when I went into Portsmouth over the summer.
And also the fact that ITAWT I taw a PUDYE tat ala Tweety Bird. Happy Holidays
A few snapshots from my recent trip to New Jersey over the Thanksgiving break. Frontier at the gate in Atlantic City, a Pilatus PC-12 landing on runway 23 at Morristown Municipal, sunset across the Chesapeake Bay @ 6000 ft, and Tangier Island to the right at dusk.