Ms. Nina rode first class in a Cirrus Vision Jet to FL on May 06, 2021 and to MD on May 10, 2021. She is still building up the courage to sit in the front seat and wiggle the sticks.
After spending four exciting days in Florida, three of which were at Sun ‘N Fun 2021, Ms. Nina returns to Maryland on a regularly scheduled Southwest flight.
Ms. Nina attends three days of Sun ‘N Fun 2021. She tours multiple military aircraft, watches the Blue Angels and F-22 Raptor, learns to ride a bicycle, plays with other children, runs a 5K, watches a STOL competition, meets lots of new people, and most importantly, spends lots of time with her senior co-pilot.
While her father is prepping for his SF50 type rating; Ms. Nina has bigger dreams – she is prepping for her B737 type rating. This morning, she is logging time in the 143rd-in-Command column in her logbook.
Ms. Nina was the junior co-pilot on a FIKI-equipped SR22 flight en route from Maryland to Florida on February 12, 2021. About 30 minutes into the flight, the aircraft started accreting ice on the wing that wouldn’t shed. She and her pilot discussed the possible consequences and decided to return to Maryland and land rather than continue the mission. All three persons and the SR22 made it on the ground safely.
Ms. Nina is doing her passenger duties by reviewing the safety information card in the seat back pocket in front of her. She knows that the #1 priority in aviation is SAFETY! She explains proper use of oxygen masks, life jackets, emergency exits, and life rafts.
This was a late flight for Ms. Nina. She was out like a light before landing and stayed asleep for the walk thru the airport and the entire Lyft ride.
This was just another routine flight on Southwest Airlines for Ms. Nina. She’s enjoying the view from what will someday be her new office. Ms. Nina LUVs Southwest Airlines.
Ms. Nina describes how the Bernoulli effect on an airfoil causes lift to occur and the airplane to fly. She is very excited for the airplane take-off.
While she didn’t get to go fly in one just yet, today Ms. Nina learned about the flight controls in a glider. A glider is just an airplane with no engine. When she gets older, Ms. Nina is going to join Mid-Atlantic Soaring Association and earn her glider ratings.