So far, this has been just about a perfect day. Why? Because I got to fly a little, talk with some of my fellow pilots, and do a little shopping for, what else, aviation supplies at Aircraft Spruce.
I started my morning in Frederick, where we loaded up the airplane and were soon headed south toward somewhat warmer weather and a truly warm welcome from the members of the Atlanta Aero Club. At the club’s luncheon, I spoke about the big issues and accomplishments of the year—and there have been some great ones, starting with no user fees and no new state taxes. I also talked a little about the challenges likely to face us in the 2012 elections.
It was no surprise that the club members were well informed about local and national issues—and that they’re ready to get engaged in the election process to help protect our freedom to fly.
After lunch, I headed outside Atlanta to Aircraft Spruce. This place is a wonderland for pilots and aircraft owners and business was booming. With everything from pilot supplies to the latest technological innovations and aircraft parts, it’s the perfect place to do a little holiday shopping for the pilot on your list—even if that pilot is you.
I had a great conversation and tour with Don Arrington, who manages the facility, and several other members of the Aircraft Spruce team. They clearly care about delivering the best products and service to their customers.
Over the next few days I’ll be heading west for more meetings and the chance to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the first transcontinental flight. Stay tuned….