Charles and I swapped text messages and phone calls to make sure Mary was feeling good and the weather was going to hold out. With everything a go, Charles headed south to Ocean City for our planned meet up of 11:30ish.
The winds favored Runway 2, and Charles taxied out via taxiway Hotel, it was open today. The take off looked smooth as they climbed out, all I could do was track them on Flight Aware.
I watched as they overflew the airport and set up to enter the left downwind for runway 2. There was a King Air doing pattern work and a couple of school planes keeping things busy too. Charles worked his way in and made a nice landing in crosswind conditions.
Mary is amazing! For all that she went through she made the decision to climb aboard and once again fly. I'm proud of her for taking that step and seemingly as calm as could be.
The process to obtain an aircraft is moving forward, and we hope to post some pictures and document the process very soon. Together we have decided on a 1975 Commander 112A. The 112A fits our mission, has two doors and is very spacious and comfy.
Yesterday, I mentioned to Mary that maybe this was meant to be. We said goodbye to Zero Eight Romeo and the new plane is Seven Five Juliet. Romeo and Juliet ???