Sunday May 23 - Travel
The awards banquet Saturday night showed SDCC improved over last year. We were 22nd overall in the standings. Paul Martin was 8th in IFR (instrument) Flying Event.. Jenna Sims was our best lander and we took 16th in the Message Drop event shortened by weather.
When I have a chance I'll post more results. Right now the SDCC Flight Team is working back to San Diego amidst storms and strong – 50 knot – headwinds.
Sunday night the team was split up on arrival into Texas. Two aircraft stopping for fuel in Paris Texas tied down and spent the night.
Two aircraft flying the arrival in to Grand Prairie Airport diverted to Perrin Texas – 50 miles east of DFW.
One aircraft made it to GPM just ahead of a huge lightning and thunderstorm.
Monday the weather looks better. Our plan is to launch at 0700 to GPM (Grand Prairie – 10 miles south of DFW), regroup, and tour the American Airlines Flight Academy. We are scheduled to fly the Boeing 737 simulators later in the morning.
If the plan holds up and weather cooperates, we will take off for El Paso later Monday afternoon.
However we have discovered that the weather is no respecter of schedules or planning so we'll continue to ask for prayer for safety and good weather.
I'll update when I get some time but for now, our time is compressed by weather and flying.