My co-worker and friend Trenton gave me a call today and offered to take me up in his plane. (Well, 1/5th his plane)
We had to wait quite a while since a plane (we still don’t really know how) crashed into (and bounced off) the other side of the hangar we were in. The emergency vehicles were blocking the taxiways so we stood and bullshit for a while.
Eventually things got cleared and off we went for an hour or so flight from Paine Field near Everett towards Mt. Baker and back — landing in the dark of night.
I’ve never been up in a small plane like that. I have to say it’s pretty damn cool.
Now if only I had fewer (or less expensive) hobbies.
** sigh **