Friday, April 13, 2007

If this is April, give me Florida

I can't believe it. I flew back to New York so I could enjoy the blossoming of spring, but so far the only spring I've seen is on TV. This is nuts.

For all the really moderate weather we had during the early winter, April has given us all the nasty stuff in spades. It's cold, it's windy, it's wet, it's this, it's that. I'm glad I made reservations early to fly back to Florida for the 33rd annual Sun-n-Fun fly-in.

No need to finish the annual on the Cub (although it's mostly done) ... there's certainly no hurry. Maybe in 10 days or so we'll do the last of it and launch the flying season on Long Island.

One bright spot in early April: I was at the home base (Clearwater Air Park) and got a look-see at Chip's new CTsw Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA) ... and what a beauty!

That little bugger has a full glass cockpit, autopilot, bells and whistles you wouldn't believe. is the place to learn about them. I'd get one for myself if the Boss would let me (but she's made noises about my having to sell the Cub first and that isn't going to happen).

Patience, then fly when the weather is right.

Spring will come, Granny said. It always has.