After flying about 30 hours in the past eight days, I looked forward to a flight in my Bonanza to the beach late Friday afternoon. I headed from Frederick, MD to Sussex County/Georgetown (KGED) – an airport that has become very familiar over the nearly 18 years we have been traveling to a home at a beach community in Delaware.
On arrival, I picked up a crew car from the good folks at the FBO and learned from Delmarva Aviation’s Garrett Dernoga that they were sponsoring an open house and had encouraged Cirrus owners to fly in. I checked to see if our Sweepstakes Cirrus SR22 was in the area and learned that PILOT’s Dave Hirschman welcomed the chance to fly over this morning for breakfast at the airport’s fine restaurant.
As things turned out, the Georgetown pilots group was meeting for breakfast and our fine airport support network (ASN) representative, Bob Young, was in attendance. He invited me to speak….and, I invited the members to go take a look at the sweepstakes plane.
Dave and I along with our good friend Ray Gebhart spent the next few hours visiting with people who came to the airport by plane and by car.
After all the places I have been during the past 8 days, it was great to just spend some time at a local airport talking to friends who fly. We are finding more opportunities to “fly out” from our base in Frederick….this was one day that just seemed to come together naturally….and, sometimes that’s the best way!