Thursday, May 18, 2006

Mike Hotel Update #2

CFI hired.

Plane tickets purchased.

Arrow POH ordered for pre-flight studying.

Digital approach plates DVD ordered. Portable, battery-powered printer borrowed, so we can print approach plates in the airplane. (Easier and lighter than carrying all of the paper approach plates for this lengthy trip.)

List of WAC and low en route charts compiled and will be purchased from the Pilot Shop this weekend.

Bank financing completely approved.

Insurance will be finalized tomorrow.

MS will be near Sporty's this weekend, so he's picking up one of these to replace the TC. Will be a nice addition to the safety level of 2MH.

Everything seems to be moving forward nicely. Keep your fingers crossed.


Anonymous said...

I have to get a Blogger ID if I'm going to keep commenting.

Congrats on your new baby...your Sporty's purchase will make you very happy and give you great peace of mind.

Might have been the best money I ever spent on safety. (I had a full vacuum failure a few years ago....even though I was on final, on a visual approach, it was the scariest moment I ever had in 30+ years of GA flying.) I got one installed soon after they came out. You won't regret it.

I still think you should cross the mountains in Vegas. Impress girls by giving them free Grand Canyon tours (with your CFI, of course :) ).

All the best...can't wait to hear about the adventure.

Colin Summers said...

I carry a handheld spare comm.

For IFR, the sky atlas is really great. Much easier than dragging all the charts. (

Big Country said...

Let me know when you'll be coming to SD to pick up MH. I'm based here, so I can give you a few pointers of stuff to see/do if you have the time.


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