I attended this year’s Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In in the Grumman Duck, which I brought it over the first day of the show because we had so many things going on at Fantasy of Flight. Due to weather in northern Florida, the Warbird ramp was essentially empty when I arrived!
On Thursday of the Fly-In, I was to fly the head of the FAA, Randy Babbitt, over to the Splash-In, which Fantasy of Flight was hosting. Unfortunately, bad weather moved in that morning and devastating winds (possibly a tornado) hit the site and damaged a number of airplanes and displays.
Thankfully, the Duck had been put inside a hangar the night before in anticipation of the approaching weather. While Fantasy of Flight missed the worst of the weather, it dampened the Splash-In, which was held the next day.
Randy and his entourage drove over instead and I got a chance to show them around and give them the vision tour of what we’re creating.
I got to visit the Fly-In during the week and checked out my dream jet . . . the Phoenom 300!
Hopefully I will be able to justify one, if and when Stayhealthy pays off!