Sunday, January 18, 2009

Beginning the Walkaround

I'm back from a blissful hiatus with no internet or phone and only occasional and limited TV. There's nothing in the buffer and random notes on the laptop about what I'm supposed to be blogging about. When a blog has been sitting idle this long I can't just start it up and go. I'll have to walk around carefully, sweep all the snow off, remove the pitot tube covers, check the tire pressure, and then do a good long run up, and maybe a bit of high speed taxiing before take-off.

I expect to ramp up to normal bloggage over the the next few days.

10 comments:

Aviadisto said...

Welcome back; I've missed you.

Anonymous said...

Yay - missed you also . Whilst you were away I substituted by reading your archive - wherein I discovered your prediliction for the DC3 - the PT6 Turbine - Glass Cockpits and Seagulls . I am with you on the first three and if you do not aready know about the BT67 then www.baslerturbo.com is going to push all your buttons .

Seagulls are another matter - here in the UK they are rapidly becoming a major nuisance having discovered landfill and urban rubbish to the point that they have formed breeding colonies of whole towns and regularly attack humans - what to do ?

Blwyyddyn Newydd Dda from Wales

Soaring Student said...

Welcome back. Glad your tanks are full.

Lord Hutton said...

You're back. Well done. If the pilot in the Hudson River incident had been to the optician, would he have mistaken a river for a runway? Just asking;-)

Tracy said...

Welcome back. It hasn't gotten any warmer while you were gone. Bundle up for that preflight.

Sarah said...

Happy Canadian New Year, and welcome back!

Topics. Well, I don't know, have you caught up with the news to last Thursday? The A320 splashdown has been told by every viewpoint but the geese, so maybe it's over talked.

Samwise said...

Welcome back! Your commentary, writing style.. heck, you yourself have been missed here in Finland, great to see you return!

Paul said...

Hey, welcome back.

All your regulars, I see... It's a good thing.

Recent weather here in the middle states has me appreciating what you go through on a regular basis. I can't believe what I have to go through to operate an aircraft at -18C (0F).

--paul

nec Timide said...

Paul, so you can appreciate why many FBOs, at least in my area, suspend flight operations when surface temperature drops below -20C. I myself need quite a good reason to want to fly in those conditions. One more reason you've got to respect those norther light operators.

Steve said...

YEAH!!!!!
Your back.
Hope your blogcation was great, but we are glad you are back.