Friday, January 29, 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
The incident occurred in late July and there she sat at the end of the ramp adjacent to the last hangar building on the north end of the airport. I tried to document the progress of her repairs along the way.
Both engines were pulled, and she was once again standing on all three gear. I could not imagine the cost involved to get this bird back in the air.
In November the 441 received her two new power plants and new tail feathers. The gear was gone over and she was almost ready to fly. Mid December saw more activity around the 441 and I stopped by to chat with the guys working on her. The plane was now ready to fly and they were waiting on the FAA for a ferry permit.
I flew this past Saturday and she was still on the ramp. When I went to the airport Monday to let Ziva run, and check my plane, I immediately noticed the 441 was gone. I had missed the long awaited departure. The 441 Conquest II flew home on Sunday.
Saturday, January 09, 2021
The Beech Aero Club (BAC) has a scheduled lunch fly-in at the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, KJGG. The event was posted on our BAC forum and it stirred some interest. Who's interested in lunch? Count me in!
I invited my friend Charles G to attend the BAC event. Charles was scheduled to be in Ocean City for business, if not, I'll head up to Wilmington (KILG) to pick him up, and then we can head south.
I arrived at my hangar and did another walk around, mounted all the video equipment, and sumped fuel. 3 Tango Charlie was ready to fly. As I tugged the plane out Charles pulled up to the hangar. We chatted for a bit then I pulled the cowl plugs and climbed aboard. Runway three-two is open on weekends, NOTAM as closed during the week for ongoing airport work. The run up was good so we made our call and pushed the throttle forward, here we go, we're headed to Williamsburg.