Yesterday, I arrived at my home field with the Velocity. Seven and a half years after making the first fiberglass layup.
Weather was tricky as there were showers and clouds between Sebastian and Orlando that I had stay clear of (there is currently no weatherstripping and the plane is not certified for IFR). But once past Orlando is was a clear shot to Panama City.
Two highlights were having Tampa approach pointing me out to a passing Delta flight (“Delta 123, you have a Velocity off your right at 6,500”). I couldn’t figure out why a 767 would be so low or why they never called my to tell me about the Delta flight. Then I noticed they were at about 18,000′. That was cool.
Then I passed a Skylane like it was standing still. That was fun.
Arriving at my home field it was empty. I figured Ann would be waiting for me so I gave her a little show. I did a low approach and overflew the runway. I had to pull the power way back because it was really bumpy.
I had been wondering how visibly the flashing landing lights would show up. She said that she could see me coming for a long way off.
Video of the low approach and landing (apologies for the portrait mode… what are you gonna do?).
I’ve got some other posts that precede this one but I wanted to get this up ASAP.