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.


By fdorrin

Fully retired now, unless something interesting comes along. I’ve enjoyed a lucrative career as an Electrical Engineer, Certified Software Solutions Developer, and Project Manager. An excellent and fun career that I’m very proud of. I began flying commercially in Dash-8 aircraft for Piedmont Airlines, and moved on to instruct in the Gulfstream 280; WestWind; and Astra jet aircraft. I’ve also been blessed with a type rating in the B-25 bomber in a fortunate turn of events. My wife, Beverly, and I currently own and operate a beautifully restored PA30 Twin Comanche, which we use to explore the CONUS.