Angel Flight aborted today (July 13th) after takeoff due to gear failure.

After liftoff today from home base Luray John pulled up the lever to raise the gear and nothing happened, so at 1700 feet we made a 180 and landed on runway 4.   Just so happened our Great mechanic Doug had just arrived on the field and met us as we taxied up to our hanger.  After some time the problem was found to be a faulty pump motor. So no flying until one ordered in and installed.  We was to be part of a 3 leg team taking our passengers from Kalamazoo Michigan to Boston Mass……. The two other pilots pulled together to fill in our leg and between the 2 of them they got the Mission completed !  Our many thanks to them and the team at Angel Flight Mid- Atlantic for getting this all coordinated and completed !image