Jan 2011 Yep, its flat!
My plan was to fly the Happy Champ January 1, Â just to get the new year off on the right note, but winds gusting to 25 mph forced me into a (oh, say it ain’t so….) Mooney instead. But that’s OK; my husband was so happy to pull his 231 out of the hangar and sit left seat, he could hardly contain himself. Â Heck, I even got to log some 231 turbo time myself which is just a tiny bit more complex than the Champ.
So today, January 2, with beautiful blue skies, cold air and greatÂ visibility, I preheated the engine with my old reject hairdryer, topped off the Champ tanks and did a thorough preflight. “Barreling” down runway 25 at 55 mph, Boyd was bundled up trying to keep warm tucked in the back. Thought I’d show you a picture after my landing a couple hours later….
Pretty uneventful landing.
Another tube – another tomorrow!