Ms. Nina’s Flight to the Desert

September 03, 2022: SWA3589 BWI-PHX

It’s been several months since Ms. Nina’s last commercial flight, but that didn’t make her anything less of a great passenger. This time she traveled out to Arizona to visit her father who is stationed out there with the US Army National Guard. Several times in the days leading up to the flight, and even after she arrived, Ms. Nina asked, “Why are we taking the 737? Why aren’t we taking my yellow Cub?” We had to explain to Ms. Nina that it would probably be quicker to drive a car to Arizona than it would to fly the Cub.

SR22 Flight to Maryland

Ms. Nina learns about the primary flight controls.

Ms. Nina takes a brief lesson in basic flight controls – learning about how the yoke controls the ailerons and elevator in a Cirrus SR22. Then she takes a nap. She was a great passenger and co-pilot for the entire 6.6 hour flight.

This flight is en route from Venice, FL (VNC) to St. Petersburg, FL (PIE) to Claxton, GA (CWV) to Gaithersburg, MD (GAI).

All this flight training has worn Ms. Nina out. Time for a nap.

SR22 Flight to Florida

Ms. Nina stretching her legs during a fuel stop in Maxton, NC.

Ms. Nina was a great passenger on a family trip to Florida. She didn’t spend any time up front, but she was still a pleasure to have on board. We stopped for fuel in Maxton, NC (MEB) and then in Gainsville, FL (GNV) to drop off Lori’s friend, before reaching our final destination of Venice, FL (VNC). The aircraft is a Cirrus SR22, N523RS.

Round-Trip Cirrus Vision Jet Maintenance Flights

Today, Ms. Nina had the opportunity to fly round-trip in a Cirrus Vision Jet (SF50) from Gaithersburg, MD (GAI) to Owensboro, KY (OWB) and back. It included a stop-over in Knoxville, TN (TYS) – home of the Cirrus Vision Center. Unfortunately, last night, Ms. Nina was bitten up by many mosquito bites and subsequently spent the entire night scratching them and not sleeping. She was not a happy passenger today. The flight to OWB was in N10RS. The return flight was in N99CV.

Nina and Abba’s Florida Adventure

Apr 30, 2022: SWA6596 BWI-TPA

This could have been the flight from hell. We were delayed 2 hours and 27 minutes departing out of BWI and then after landing at TPA, we were delayed on the ramp, unable to deplane for an additional 2 hours and 22 minutes. Ms. Nina could have kicked and screamed the entire time. But instead, while we were still at BWI, she opted to chase and flirt with boys all around the terminal, and when we landed at TPA, she made smoothies in her sippy cup. Southwest made it right though – two $100 LUV vouchers for our trouble. 🙂

Ms. Nina makes a smoothy on a Southwest flight

Flight Home from Sun ‘n Fun 2022

Apr. 10, 2022: SR22 flight in N523RS VDF-ACQ-GAI

Ms. Nina flies a 2021 Cirrus SR22-G6 home from her adventure at Sun ‘n Fun. Florida Baby (seen on the dashboard) is her co-pilot. During the flight, Ms. Nina learns about changing frequencies on the Garmin Perspective Avionics package. She already knows how to use flight controls, such as the side-stick yoke and power-lever. She also knows about all of the major parts of an airplane (wings, elevator, rudder, propeller, and wheels).

Flight Home from Tampa Bay Air Fest

After a long and busy weekend in Florida working the Tampa Bay Air Fest at Macdill AFB (shown in background), Ms. Nina is ready to go home and see her Mommy. On final approach for Runway 33L at BWI Airport, Ms. Nina got to see an aerial view of the hospital she was born at, ironically enough, the same weekend as the Tampa Bay Air Fest 2018.