May 2010 Kristie’s Flying Adventure!
It may have taken 34 years, but hey, we got the job done right this time!! Â The last time I took my friend Kristie Kirsch for a plane ride it didn’t go so well. Â We had just taken off in my 1940 tandem 2 place Porterfield from a 2,600′ grass strip and were probably under 100′ agl when I heard her hollering from the back seat, “TAKE ME BACK TAKE ME BACK!!”
Guess I should say we did TWO takeoffs and the same thing happened both times!! Â That was 34 years ago and I’ve been waiting patiently all these years to try it again and give her a happy flight to remember.
So when Kristie was visiting over the weekend she wasn’t exactly thrilled at the thought of flying with me again, or with anyone else Â for that matter. Â But hey, I was going for a sunset flight and I invited her to come along so she had to decide if she was going to try it again after all these years or be a land lover and hang out in the hangar.
We took theÂ obligatoryÂ preflight photo and I hoped for the best…
Well, she went, we flew — and she LIKED it!
The flight was short – but sweet – in smooth air with a beautiful sunset – just perfect! Â Thanks, Kristie, I loved it and I know you LIKED it ….. at least a little!