A peek at the logbook reveals:
- January 2011: .8 hours for the month
- January 2012: 2.4 hours by January 7!
The first week of January has seen unusually warm temperatures to Northeast Ohio. As a result, 2TB has been pulled from her hangar twice already for flying adventures.
On Friday, SL and I took our first flight together. He's one of two prospective partners in the aircraft, and so we did a demo flight. I flew for a bit, he flew for a bit. Flying an unfamiliar airplane from the right seat by a non-CFI probably isn't the easiest of tasks, but SL did just fine, particularly so on the ILS 19 at CAK with winds that were something like 15G20. There are certain to be some adventures together in the near future. Stay tuned.
On Saturday, Momma Nature continued her benevolent ways and so the IFR Pilot dragged nephew JK for his first ride in a light aircraft. The plan was for a quick flight to PHD for some chicken wings. The winds made it a choppy experience, but I think he still enjoyed every second of it. The only hiccup was that Perfect Landing restaurant is no more. Apparently, it closed some time ago and was converted to a pizza parlor. Apparently, there was some controversy about it all. However, no one had reported the closure AirNav.com, so it was quite a surprise when we arrived -- because the restaurant doesn't open until 4:00, and we were ready for lunch at 1:00.
Fortunately, the owner was there, invited us in, and offered to make us the pizza of our choosing. Turned out, it was quite good. Thin crust, and made with a yellow cheese (later disclosed to be Colby Longhorn) instead of the more traditional mozzarella. JK and I each polished off a 10" pie. With one drink, the total tab was a reasonable $20. And the owner didn't want to take our tip! It gets the IFR Pilot's official rating of two thumbs up! Check it out for yourself!!!