February brings fond memories of Bahamas…
Has it really been 5 years?
If wishes were horses, I would, I should, I might, or I already would be in the Bahamas!
Five years ago today…
Last year when we planned the Bahamas trip, we set off with a hotel reservation in Fort Pierce, FL, which by the way, we had to change since we departed one day later than planned. Of course, we did need to prepare ahead of the time: radio licenses for the aircraft as well as the pilots, decal for the aircraft, and eAPIS accounts to submit passenger manifests. That was the extent of our planning. I roughly planned what stops we would make on the outbound, so we could have a rough estimate of flight times to expect and where we would stop for fuel, food and customs. But that was it.
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The Bahamas Adventure
Flying to the Bahamas in the C172
Ask any pilot out there and they’ll swear that flying a plane is the adventure of a lifetime. All those years learning and obtaining the requirements for flying are more than worth it. For commercial airline and business pilots, the pay is more than substantial. For pilots who’ve taken up flying as a hobby, the […]
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Waking up this morning, I saw that it was going to be a gorgeous New Year’s Day: sunny and in the 50’s. How could I let it pass?
I always feel a sense of inner peace, whenever I fly solo. But considering the cost of flying, I rarely do it anymore. I am glad, I made the exception today and made the trek out to the airport for a short, scenic flight over the Virginia skies.. Just like that!
The air was calm, and the airways almost silent. I took off in my favorite aircraft and headed west. It was sunny and clear. Being winter, there were dashes of green here and there, amidst the bare trees. The Shenandoah hills off to the west, looked bare with not a speck of white: for we haven’t had any visible accumulation this year so far.
It was a glorious winter’s day to be up in the air with no aim, no destination in mind, but just the sheer joy of flying!
Looks like 2014 is off to a good start….
Inspired by Best Presidential Biographies I even got started on my very first Presidential biography – Ron Chernow’s Washington: A Life. Don’t forget to have some Hoppin’ Johns for good luck in the New Year.
Have a Very Happy New Year!