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Weekend post, early. - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
Weekend post, early.
Friday night I went out to the airport to give the twin a quick sponge bath and get her ready for my Angel Flight Saturday morning. When I opened the hangar doors, I went a bit too far out, and knocked one of them off it's track. Michael was not amused, and since we didn't know how to fix it, we left it open for the night.

Saturday morning was Angel Flight #7. We took her home to Texarkana, which is a quick 1.75 hour trip in the twin. It was mostly uneventful, although I finally filed IFR when the visibility got down to a few miles in haze. We dropped her off, and on the climbout, the door popped open. In the twin, that's a real pain - it adds a lot of drag, and really kills the climb rate. You can't get it closed in flight, either. So we turned around, landed at Texarkana again, closed the door, and took off. I even got to keep my IFR clearance. The controller was more worried then I was - he kept asking me if I wanted the fire trucks out when I landed. I kept telling him there was nothing wrong, I just wanted to close the door...

Anyway, we got home more or less on time - 4.1 total.

Saturday afternoon, Michael came over to watch "Open Water", which I'd found on the clearance table at Blockbuster. I approved of the ending. The rest of the movie was awful.

Today, I tried really hard to work on the airplane, but it was just too hot. Got the left wheel bearing and brake done, and sunk an anchor in the concrete near the tail to use as a tiedown, but didn't actually get an eyebolt for it, so it'll have to wait. Jim came out this afternoon and helped me fix Michael's hanger door, so I could finally close it.

And now I'm home and showered and enjoying the AC. It's going to be a fine afternoon for some gaming, I think.

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alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: August 29th, 2005 09:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Since the plane is in the hangar, the tail tiedown is to allow for nosewheel maintenance I assume?
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: August 29th, 2005 02:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep. I usually just fill my old gas cans with water and tie them to the tail, but it's a pain and not very stable.
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