Birthday Flight!

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Rebecca was surprised with an impromptu airplane flight on her birthday!

Terry texted me from a robotics team meeting with the message, “Charlie is bringing Rebecca home.” That puzzled me, as both Terry and Christian were with Rebecca at that meeting, and Charlie’s house isn’t in our direction at all.

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Then Terry continued with a further message…”He offered to fly her home. They just left here to drive to the airport.”

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Ahhhh. Now I understand:)

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In the midst of preparing supper, I grabbed my camera and stepped outside, listening for the drone of a Cessna.

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Charlie circled a few times until he was confident of his approach speed and altitude. It’s tricky to land on Papa’s short grass strip.

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Golden was not pleased with the intrusion upon his personal airspace.

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Their final approach.

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I followed the path behind our house to Papa’s runway, where I found Rebecca beaming. Charlie [although sadly not pictured] said she flew much of the way home! After he took off from the airport, Rebecca found her bearings with several landmarks in town, and she was able to steer the plane to our home. Charlie managed the pedals:)

What a birthday surprise! Thank you, Charlie!

7.30.13

P.S. I just noticed that Rebecca was wearing her Air Zoo t-shirt. Totally unplanned! This is certainly a girl who wants to be a pilot!

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