I've been away from the airport a little more than usual lately, but a couple weeks ago the weather finally cooperated and I got to spend a full day flying. I didn't have the airport to myself though...I had to share the pattern with a few other pilots.
|Other pilots like Sean Tucker...|
|Team Oracle's Extra was there, too...at one point Sean Tucker took one of the local news guys up and beat him up a bit.|
|This may be the closest I've ever been to an Extra. For some reason I always thought that they would be a little unwieldy for someone as small as me, but I got to take a look inside...and I think it would suit me just fine. Maybe someday...?|
|I made sure to leave time for three takeoffs and landings at the end. It was so nice out, I didn't want to stop!|
The next couple weeks are going to be a bit crazy. I have a full schedule at the flight school this week, my violin recital is next weekend, and next week is a six day work week at Potomac due to an RDO swap...next Tuesday I'll be heading out to Utah for a few days for my half marathon! I can't believe it's here already. Somewhere in there I need to squeeze in one last long run (hoping for just over 11 miles), clean up the sonata I'll be playing in the recital, try to fly my plane for at least a little while, get my convertible to the shop for new brakes, and get everything packed for my trip. I'll be back that following Sunday afternoon but have to be at work by 10pm Sunday night, so with the double mid I'll be working just before my trip, Utah has turned into a mid sandwich. One thing's for sure...I'll sleep good when it's all over!