I almost missed him. One of his classmates had helped me find his tail number and brought me out to watch for him. We stood there for about 10 or 15 minutes and thought we had missed him. We went back inside, but I decided there was no point for me to sit or stand around inside if I could do the same outside and possibly see Justin. I headed back outside. No more than a minute after I stepped outside I saw his tail number 820 Blue. Wow! That was a blessing.
It was a beautiful morning for a flight; clear skies, light breezes and perfect temperature.
Justin pulled up, shut off the airplane and allowed his IP to get out. During this I snapped as many photos as I could. But still didn't document as well as I hoped.
|He had several checklists to go through. I was trying to video when he took off but had no idea he would be starting the engine three times. :) The IP was kind to let me know on the second start up. It was interesting to see the procedures they must go through before even leaving the hangers.|
|No IP anymore!|
|There he goes, my pilot!! It's just starting to sink in.|
|The happy couple -- Sam was being watched by our neighbor|