Last week I received the following email from an aviation penpal:
“Dizzy (nickname, not real name),
I’m in the process of helping a friend buy a new-to-him 2002 SR22 right now – it’s a smoking deal because it has a brand new engine (and OK-to-good all over). If the deal goes through, I’ll be heading to Dayton, OH a week from now to pick it up and ferry it to Phoenix with him.
Why not join us? I’ll wear my T, and you can wear yours 😀 I know that chances are slim, but just imagine what kind of experience you’d get – IFR, significant XC, more Cirrus time…? Say Yes!”
The route would look something like this, depending on weather:
I’m a very busy working mom, so I had to really think about it…
for about -0.1 seconds.
“YES!!!!!“ I responded, before he could even hit SEND on the email (…I’m telepathic when it comes to all things aviation).
So, it looks like I have my first really big aviation adventure ahead of me.
Since the plane is a purchase, the guy buying it will be doing most of the flying. But my friend has invited me to extend our trip from Phoenix up to Vegas in his own plane, so I’ll get to pilot that leg.
Very exciting times! I look forward to updating this blog about the trip.
Up next – An entry on a very special mission along the flight involving a tiny primate.