Planning – First Long Cross Country

Posted: March 30, 2014 in Adventure

Yesterday I flew from Alabama to Indianapolis, picked up Haris and today we flew to Groton, Connecticut.   This is the first long cross country I have flown in this plane, which culminated with a precision approach (ILS 05 @ KGON) at Groton, CT after 4 hours and 20 minutes in the clouds in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) – hard IFR.  All systems performed flawlessly, the new fuel transfer pumps worked as expected and the GPS worked like a charm and automatically engaged the glide slope for a successful landing.  But it was stressful as heck…..  we have two tasks to accomplish on this trip.  Firstly, we are being interviewed by Aaj TV for Citizens Foundation and, Secondly, we are enrolled in a ditching and sea survival course in Groton/Mystic, Connecticut.  This is the same company that provides this kind of training to the US Armed Forces as well.  Should be interesting to see what all we learn on Monday and Tuesday……stay tuned…..

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