Today I flew the flight schools airplane over to an airport about 10 minutes away to get its oiled changed. What a day it was to fly today, on the way there it was so smooth and wind was calm making landing a breeze. For not being in the saddle for a month or so I thought my landing may be a little rough, but I was totally wrong I greased it and taxied it over to the mechanics hangar. I was about 10 minutes early so I just sat and waited. Finally he arrived and he got to work, he was a nice guy but loves his politics in the hangar. I helped him out taking the cowling out and he ended up teaching me a few things while he was changing the oil.
While I was waiting for him to finish, you can bet I started chatting with him about his flying life. To my surprise he got his training in the US Navy, and even more surprisingly he flew helicopters in the Navy! When he isnt a mechanic he flys for a business based out of the airport, and he flys the single turbo prop TBM (picture below). He let me take a look inside, and boy did it look like a fun machine to fly. Anyone who talks to this guy will quickly learn that he knows so much about aircraft, hes like a airplane guru, he said he about thousands of hours the Cessna 210 and used to fly the Beechcraft King Air as well.
After the plane was all ready to go I started it up thanked him and was on my way home. 10 minutes later I was on the ground at my home airport with yet another happy and soft landing!
Until Next Time,