This morning I needed 5 hours dual for our insurance, now I need 3 thanks to our good friend Dave Bertram. He was passing through and agree to go fly with me to get a few of my hours knocked out. It’s been a long week, and I’m tired and losing my voice to a summer cold, but we were able to get out and revisit both Wright Brothers and Butler County Airports, which have nice big runways. It’s a good thing too, as it was a little breezy out. A cold air mass was pushing in and clearing our skies and giving us nice cool dry weather for the 4th of July.
All and all it went very well, with Dave keeping up a steady commentary to try and overload/distract me. He was mostly unsuccessful, although I did get a little sloppy a couple of times, landing slightly crooked once. The airplane tracks very nicely even so, but I was really pleased at how well she handles the wind. Just dial in the crab and point at the numbers, as straighten up as you round out… no muss, no fuss. The Warrior really would’ve made me work for some of those, but it was all in day’s work for the Velocity.
I really can’t say enough about how nice it is to have folks that care about you enough to take time away from their personal travel and vacations. I know both John and Dave would rather have been relaxing this week, but they took the time to help us out, and that means the world to us. The Velocity community has been very good to us, and we’re thankful.
Posted By: Brett FerrellThursday July 3rd, 2014 at 8:15 PM