Hey Guys:  I’m very excited to be expecting my airplane any minute. Matt is still out in Witchita doing maintenance training with FlightSafety for a new opportunity that found him. My new cylinder sits in Georgetown waiting for him to get back, and I may see it ready as early as Sunday.

In the meantime, I’ve been reading the books and preparing. The test flight profile will now have to include a full power run up to Wilmington and back to break in the new cylinder, but that will work out fine. My neighbor is all lined up to drive me back to Georgetown to get my car after the move, Red Eagle is supposed to call me and set a time for my avionics update, and it’s on me to get up to the paint shop.

Everything will have to wait until I get flying again. Any minute now.

Contract Flying will be quiet through the end of the year. I made an Astra contact, or rather my friend Jenn found me one, for additional flying next year. I’m really hoping that also develops and Frank can stay busy learning and gaining experience.

The novelty of winter temperatures has worn off, so I’m looking forward to an amazing spring of motorcycles and airplanes.

Today I’m back to work – doing an initial Astra ground school for a young girl whose parents are younger than me.  This getting old sucks…..

Fly safe and stay interesting.


By fdorrin

Recently rated Gulfstream 280 pilot, working on instructor qualifications. WestWind and Astra corporate jet flight instructor. Contract corporate pilot. Own and operate a PA30 Twin Comanche. CFII; MEI; ME-ATP; SES; Typed in DHC-8, B-25, IAI-1124, IAI1125, G100, G280. Retired engineer / executive - Delmarva Power, Conectiv Energy, and PEPCO Holdings, Inc.