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Florida bound ~~~

June 16, 2010

Heather and Chris departed Connecticut Tuesday winging their way towards Florida.  (Actually, for those of you who recognize KMMK….N6908B is taking off to the North!  Winds must have favored runway 36.)

A small band of loyal followers met them at the airport.  Leon, Heather’s husband, was there to see her off and wish her luck on the race.  Jonathan B., Chris’s brother, was there as well.  And Rick B. (who you’ve seen me mention here before) made the early trek and provided us with the wonderful takeoff photo above.

Departing at 7:10am they made their way to KFKN, Franklin, VA in a little over 3 hours.  A quick stop for fuel, an updated weather briefing, and a conversation with yours truly and they were off again.  The 2nd leg to KCRE  Grand Strand Airport in North Myrtle Beach, SC, was quicker than expected due to a 20 knot tailwind!  (Heather….good job….we need that kind of help on the race days too.)  One hour and thirty-five minutes is all it took to arrive in Myrtle Beach.  Heather described the smoothness of the air as being “airliner quality.”  She shot the ILS for 23, making an instrument approach.

Heather and Chris took advantage of a flight well-flown and enjoyed a little R&R at the beach for the remainder of the afternoon.  On Wednesday morning they’ll be off again with a few planned stops before arriving in Ft. Myers, FL.  So far, the weather has cooperated and seems to be smiling on Team Warrior Women.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Heather W-Warrior Women in transit permalink
    June 16, 2010 2:08 am

    Nice job, Sandi! I was looking on our blog when you put in today’s entry. Rick’s takeoff picture looks great, as do the shirts! The posters your WAI chapter has made up are fantastic–I’ve never had such a cheering section and look forward to our arrival in FDK to see them all and meet your great chapter members who are taking such an interest in our quest.

    On to Florida tomorrow. Today I did 5.6 hours on the Hobbs and in the logbook.

    Talk to you tomorrow-Heather

  2. June 16, 2010 6:54 pm

    I’m rooting for you ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ❤

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