Archive for November, 2009

I’m Checked Out!

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

As chief assistant to this year’s sweeps captain, Jill Tallman, I became the first AOPA staffer to be fully checked out. I’ve been carrying the keys around proudly ever since, but soon they must go to Jill and fellow assistant Dave Hirschman. I already knew it was a sports car and I enjoyed getting to fly it again. It climbs at 800 fpm with two people at 65 knots, is highly maneuverable, and is easy to land. (There was no wind, so that experience is yet to come.) It cruises at 5,500 rpm, goes downwind at 4,500 rpm, and can be landed in the length of ONE runway stripe–well, the Remos pilot did it.┬áReally. One stripe length.