With Rhonda traveling to the Big Easy and Marc primed to go solo, Mike Barbarone stopped by to do some hangar flying with Marc. Both Mike and Marc were bitten by the maintenance bug, potentially derailing their efforts to view the Total Solar Eclipse in the Path of Totality. Their planned destination is Carbondale, IL (KMDH), which boasts being the city with the longest viewing time of the total eclipse. With weather being an issue in Chicago, both Mike's and Marc's plane needs maintenance work before departing for the party. The event promises to be a great one. We hope all of you can take part in the experience (be careful and kind to your eyes).
Mike shared his experience at the Chicago Air and Water show, which was amazing. He had a prime viewing area off of Lake Michigan as you can see from this cell phone shot looking across and DOWN on the Blue Angels (see below).
ATC Privatization was also on Marc's mind, so he and Mike talked about it, and while they don't always see eye to eye on politics, they are definitely on the same page on this topic. It's important all GA pilots be able to articulate why ATC privatization is bad the way its slated to happen, and at a $100 billion hit to the deficit. Five times more tan originally thought. Here's a link to a quick reference card that speaks to what's wrong with privatization and what is the right way to get to the vision of a modern and safe aviation system. http://bit.ly/2vQLdis
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BLUE SKIES and TAILWINDS!!!