The Enterprise again started 2010 in Phoenix, AZ, came back to Chicago
and goes to Florida in the fall.
We Illinois boys hope to do our first big cross country this year,
something we've talked about for some time but, now that I'm gonna have
the motorhome there, hopefully we can pull it off. The plan is start
from Koerners field near Kankakee and go with the wind. I'd love to see
us fly basically along lake Michigan all the way to where Terry Lutke
has his fly-in. Maybe we can meet the Michigan guys and enjoy a day of
local flying with them.
Another plan is to finish up any left-over
filming required of the Master PPG series. I'm an optimist so please
don't pin the dates on me but, if the creek doesn't rise, the world
doesn't end and I can avoid too much travel, I'd really, REALLY like to
be done with that whole thing by the end of 2010. I've begged off
several trips already in pursuit of that goal. We'll see. Reality
suggests the last two videos won't be out until 2011. But hey, they'll
be better as a result.
Tim Kaiser and I ushered in
2009 with a visit to
Washington DC. We spent two full days immersed mostly in the National
Air and Space Museum, including the actual 1903 Wright Flyer that
started it all (above).