Flying with Jesse

Today I got to take Jesse up. She’s my first official passenger. We went over to Camarillo, then to Agua Dulce, and back to Santa Monica. The entire flight was 2.2 hours.

I guess it’s because today was the first weekend day with nice weather, but there sure was a lot of other planes buzzing around. There were already four planes in the runup area at Santa Monica, so I had to wait. Normally, I’m the only one there. In Camarillo, we got stuck behind about ten planes waiting to take off with several in the pattern wanting to land. It was was actually pretty cool because six of the planes did a formation takeoff (in two sets of three).

Overall, it was a great flight. I didn’t scare my passenger, and I got some good practice in. So, who’s next?