Just like accident investigations that take place the next day, in bright sunny and clear conditions. We had the same thing today, only there was no accident.

Our ‘Sho Up’ cab came right on time and whisked us off to the airport some 12 miles out of town. Darlington is an old WWII airport with a triangle of runways, where two of the runways are now closed. Typical design with typical outcome. the remaining runway is in great shape, and there are new hangars aplenty. If I lived down here, I’d love to operate from this airport.

We untied our airplane that we’d already fueled. We reloaded our luggage and picked up our clearance by telephone. We still had a headwind, but it was relatively light and the air was smooth. Severe clear all the way to Punta Gorda, where Bernadette and John picked us up.

Here is Beverly enjoying much warmer weather and clear skies for a few days. Our flight was made safer by her fortitude and patience.

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.