Welp, my adventure into owning a 1946 C120 has come to an end. All that’s remaining is to sell and part out the bird, and start looking for a new plane when the time is right.
Due to a hit and run by an asshole and a coward in Gustavus (PAGS), the airplane was finally damaged to a point where it’s just not financially smart to repair it. It breaks my heart to make these decisions, but it’s for the best. This airplane caused more grey hair than 3 bad relationships, taught life lessons, built my mechanical comprehension, made me thousands of Alaska Airlines miles and even more Chase points, and made me bleed and cuss more than anything else in years. It gave me a sense of accomplishment and made me smile even more than all the bad though. More people helped me with various projects than ever anticipated, and it helped to form relationships that will live longer than it will.
I owned a plane, and one day, I’ll own another and it’ll be great.
What it do, Towering Cumulonimbus? What it do? .
Coming back from Louisiana we had to fly west over 100 miles just to get around a solid line of build up. This puff daddy topped out at 41,000’. We were down at 8,500’.
We’re keeping it #OldSchoolCool today with Karl Johanson (@swiftkarl) and his 1946 Globe Swift! Karl’s passion for flying runs strong in his family- combined with his father and sister, the Johanson family has logged a total of 125 years of work at @dependableengines! Outside of the office, Karl uses his aircraft to teach students about aviation and stops in at airshows all over the country! Now that’s some eye candy! #UTCAirplaneMode#WeArePw
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Mission Impossible - Fallout location 😁👍🏼 Today we flew past Preikestolen where Tom Cruise hang from the wall ⛰ . Very nice view at this place, especially from the plane 😁🛩 Piper PA28
Whatever your job in life,
Some days are simply harder than the others,
Being absent on the important dates of my family, is part of my transgression.
Whether its Hari Raya or else,
We aircrews will be there to make it happen.
So that you could make it to your destination.
Journeying thousands of miles getting to your loved ones.
We traveled thousands of miles away from ours.
Thank you to my mom..unconditionally loving.
Thank you to my family for you are always understanding.
They are paying the 'price' of missing,
While others were celebrating.
Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha/ Eid Mubarak everyone. I wish you happy times with family and friends💛👨👩👦👦 #HargailahMasaBersamaTersayang