Jim owned a V35B for years before losing his medical. After a successful 5 year fight to get it back, the first thing he did was track down and find another V35B! Not feeling completely comfortable yet, I delivered the Bo to Jim’s winter home in Fort Myers where a local instructor would help shake the rust off from there. On the way down I even snuck in a fun overnight with Mindy and Kevin at their hangar home in Georgia. Good times!
Jim and I have been flying together as friends for over a decade now and I’m proud that he thought of me to bring the plane down for him when the time came. It was a simple trip and while it could have been a long day of flying and traveling, I was able to work out an overnight with a friend in Georgia.
Mindy and Kev were great hosts and made my overnight easy and enjoyable! I’m glad I was able to spend some time at their hangar home and enjoy the neighborhood before they moved down to Florida. There is something so special about airparks and it was such a privilege to stay over with the plane in the back yard!
While it would have been nice to fly out to breakfast together in the morning. Low ceilings had me trapped for a bit so we drove to to breakfast at the legendary Peach State Aerodrome while the clouds lifted. After fueling myself up, having a good ceiling and hopping over to fuel the plane, it was time to head south.
The rest of the day was easy and uneventful. After filing to get on top of the Georgia clouds, Florida opened up to be a nice day for a nonstop flight into Ft. Myers! After tucking in the plane it was a short stay for me to catch my flight back to Cleveland and prepare for the next flight.