On this flight we departed home base Luray and headed for Baltimore MD. Our ride up to Baltimore was very smooth with a slight tailwind helping us along. ATC gave us a sight seeing tour (as we call it), taking us the long way around before clearing us in for our approach into BWI. Soon after being cleared for our approach to 33Right we were cleared to land and Captain John brought 49Bravo in with a great landing, rolling out with instructions to taxi to the FBO. Our flight time up to BWI was 1.3 hours covering 142 miles over 3 States.
Not long after enjoying some great airport cookies in the FBO, our passenger Debbie arrived. After our greetings and hugs we were soon back in the air flying Debbie to Norfolk VA.
After departing Baltimore, departure control had us basically circle the airport area with vectors while climbing us up to 5000 feet. Once reaching 5000 feet they cleared us onto our assigned route. Our ride down to Norfolk was very smooth with mostly clear skies. As we neared Norfolk we were vectored out past the Bay Bridge Tunnel, flying for awhile over the Atlantic with the Virginia Beach Boardwalk on our nose in the distance. Finally we were cleared for a visual approach to runway 23 and then cleared to land.
As we walked into Signature Flight Support we were greeted by Robb Alpaugh (Our President and CEO of Mercy Medial Angels) along many of the great staff of Signature Flight Support (we are always given the “Red Carpet Treatment” at Norfolk International by this great group of people)! After snapping several photos, we gave our goodbyes and hugs to Debbie as she headed on her way…… (Debbie lives in Virginia Beach, and this was her flight home) We remained at Norfolk for awhile longer, having a good visit with Robb before departing for home.
Our flight home was a little choppy taking us occasionally in and out of the clouds and along side some storm cells working their way thru the area. Soon we were crossing over the Blue Ridge and making a visual approach to home base Luray. After landing and tucking 49Bravo snuggly back into her hanger, we each enjoyed a nice hot cup of hanger coffee. Then we headed out on one of the most dangerous parts of our day, the drive home!
Total flight time for todays flight was 4.4 hours covering 482 nautical miles over 3 States. This was Angel Flight Mission number 426 for Captain John and Angel Flight Mission number 296 for myself (Nevin)
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