The trip to Sun 'n Fun

Well I guess it was a bit optimistic to expect that I could fly from one side of the country to the other on my way to Sun 'n Fun without the weather intervening. A good reminder that while small planes offer great freedom and flexibility they don't do thunderstorms really well. So any big cross-country plan needs to include plenty of fat so you don't fall victim to press-on-itis. With this in mind I'm sitting out Tuesday in Mississippi and will have another go tomorrow. Still plenty of air show left so no need to attempt to outrun lightning.

Nigel Speedy

Nigel Speedy started flying helicopters with the Australian Army and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. He currently instructs at the National Test Pilot School in Mojave, California. Nigel enjoys flying his Van's RV-8 and the freedom of E/A-B to experiment.

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