Friday, November 30, 2007

Still Alive!

Well, some most of you probably think the IFR Pilot has gone out in a blaze of glory.

Sorry to disappoint those of you hoping this might be true. Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.

It's just been awfully quiet on the aviation front, with concomitantly higher activity on the lawyer front. Gotta pay those bills, you know.

Anyhoooooo, a couple of developments to report.

1. MS and the IFR Pilot escaped the 2007 Annual of Mike Hotel relatively unscathed. Other than routine stuff (brake pads, filters, oil change), the only item of note was new spark plugs. We did have a vertical card compass installed, so that just about completes our list of planned upgrades. (We are having a WAAS upgrade in February.) Total was $925, so that's not too shabby.

2. Our old compadre, JS, has returned to the fold and has been taking Mike Hotel to see some new sights, inc

3. Did a few takeoffs and landings last week, just to knock a bit of the winter rust off. The first was absolutely outstanding, you gotta love being in the flare with the stall warning horn going off. Although I had the camera with me, I didn't snap any photos. Why, again, did I spent too much money on a new camera last year if I'm not going to be using it???

4. I'm just about ready to take the FOI exam. The goal of becoming a CFI by the end of 2007 is clearly not going to happen. Perhaps now the question is whether I can get my AGI rating in the next 30 days. We shall see, we shall see.