In the previous post, the Waco went from being an inanimate object, to a living breathing thing, but there was still one step left. One big step. That step was taken last Wednesday when we ran out of things to do. We’d been living on “To do” lists for the past few weeks, but by the time lunch rolled around on Wednesday, there was only one item left on that list. FLY!
So we flew.
Took her around the pattern for about 20 minutes, watching temps and pressures, talking to her, listening while she talked to me. Everything went great and she’s a real sweetheart. Oh sure there are the normal little rigging adjustments, oil drips, uncooperative radios, etc, but as of Wednesday, she’s back in the air where she belongs. We couldn’t be happier!