Ann Arbor to Ann Arbor
August 16, 1996
This is a short photographic account of my first voyage as a passenger on Air Benzie (I have to keep using that QuickTake, you know). You see, while Steve is training for his pilot's license, he's allowed to bring along a passenger--after all, he's paying for the flight.
I suppose my only complaint (aside from not getting any bonus miles) was that he could have explained that "pattern work" means lots of (simulated) emergency landings and take-offs.
For the uninitiated, this is the proper method of extracting a plane from its hangar.
I can't wait to see him fly a 747.
|Check the fuel. "Make sure we've got enough, Steve. I'm not getting out and pumping more."|
|Gotta make sure the CD player works. "Hmm, I wonder what these other switches do?"|
Practice landing at a small airfield many miles southwest of Ann Arbor.
Boy, was it hilarious when the instructor cut the power on one of the take-offs. Don't worry, though, this is just "pattern work."
(Steve's on the left, the instructor's on the right.)
|Passing Saline on the way back home. If you look really close you can see Deb, Sam and Madison's house.|
|Above Ann Arbor getting ready to land. The main highway there is I-94.|
|Successful landing. Refuel and put the beast away. "Thank you for flying Air Benzie. Buh-bye!"|