I had been over to Atlantic City Thursday afternoon (11/1/12), after returning from Storm Restoration activity with the PEPCO folks. On that flight I flew approaches into Salisbury and Atlantic City, picking up 2.6 hours of flight time along the way. It was also a post maintenance shake-down flight.
Flying from Salisbury, MD up the coast to Atlantic City, NJ, I had a good view of the coast. I flew over the town of Brigantine on both approaches to runway 31. FEMA flights were in the area, as well as a few helicopters, so I did my thing and left. I have no desire to get in the way of active support flights.
During the second approach, I did hear Alberto up there doing approaches in his SR20, so I know he is working on it, same as me.
While receiving vectors for the ILS 31 in ACY, I achieved a major goal. 500 multi-engine hours and 3500 total hours. I crossed this line quietly, but it has been an important objective for me and one of the reasons I purchased this high performance airplane. Now I have to figure out how to build turbine time…. or maybe gliders or helicopters will keep my mind fresh. I think rockets are out.