Ms. Nina takes an impromptu trip to Lee Annapolis Airport to grade landings on the short runway. Runway 30 (pictured above) is 2,505 feet long with a 326 foot displaced threshold, leaving 2,179 feet of usable landing distance available. Ms. Nina asked, “What is a good landing?” Her father answered, “One that lands with a “chirp-chirp”. My landings here always land with a ‘thud’.”
Ms. Nina spent some time in Atlantic City this summer and had the opportunity to watch the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, for the second time, at the Atlantic City Airshow.
Ms. Nina visits Lee Annapolis Airport (ANP) to watch airplanes takeoff and land and to watch her father depart in his SR22 to commute to his full-time job flying an Airbus A320. While she is at ANP, she visits an old airplane that may never fly again: “Little Blue”. While Ms. Nina never flew in Little Blue, her father did once several years ago. She had lots of questions about why Little Blue was missing its wings and why it will never fly again.
Ms. Nina tries on her official Cirrus Co-Pilot shirt. She loves it: not because it says “Cirrus Co-Pilot”, but because it’s pink.
Most news stations in major markets have a helicopter to gather video footage. This is known as Electronic News Gathering (ENG). Ms. Nina is trying out for an ENG job. When she showed up to the airport, she got a call to go report on a car crash. Here she is, quickly flying to the scene of the crash.
Ms. Nina not only flies airplanes, but she also designs them and puts them to work in her own airlines. Enter Nina Airlines. In this exclusive interview, Ms. Nina discusses the design of the livery and choice to go with a high-wing as opposed to a mid-wing or low-wing design.
Ms. Nina had quite the aviation adventure during a family trip to Atlanta for Passover this year. She flew on the Airbus A320 series on Spirit Airlines between BWI and ATL. While in Atlanta, she visited Peachtree Dekalb Airport (PDK) twice for lunch and after-dinner drinks at the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant, where she got to watch airplanes takeoff and land right next to the runway.
Ms. Nina is busy studying the cockpit acceptance flow for the Airbus A320 series (A319, A320, and A321). Soon she will be off to work on her type-rating.
While Abba was out flying a charter, Ms. Nina took her Mommy to visit the College Park Aviation Museum. Oh boy was it an adventure! So much to see and do and learn. Ms. Nina started by finding the airplane that looked like hers (a yellow Piper Cub). Then she practiced flying a Cub on a flight simulator. It didn’t go so well. Then she taught her friend, Atara, how to fly. Then the two of them made little paper airplanes and learned all about lift. Then she learned how to hand-prop a wooden propeller. (This will be a useful skill when she gets a little older and learns to hand-prop her own 1946 Piper J-3 Cub.)
Ms. Nina was very excited to visit the US Park Police Aviation hangar. She got to see both the Eagle 1, a Bell B-412 (“the Big One”) and Eagle 3, a Bell B-206L3 (“the Little One”). As you know, often times Ms. Nina is afraid to sit in the front seat of any aircraft. Not today! She was very excited to sit in the front seat of the Little One.