Angel Flight June 8th, 2018

     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)

     Thank you so much for following our flights!  Hope you enjoy the following photos.

Ready for our passenger Debbie
Ready for our passenger Debbie
Old Town Front Royal Virginia
Old Town Front Royal Virginia
The Shenandoah River...... beginning of the North and South Fork
The Shenandoah River…… beginning of the North and South Fork
Large Cemetery in Baltimore MD
Large Cemetery in Baltimore MD
Some place in Baltimore
Some place in Baltimore
Baltimore Maryland
Baltimore Maryland
Baltimore MD
Baltimore MD
Baltimore MD ........ Look at all the Heavy Equipment!
Baltimore MD …….. Look at all the Heavy Equipment!
Baltimore Area
Baltimore Area
Key Bridge.....Baltimore MD
Key Bridge…..Baltimore MD
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Abandoned Fort Carroll (Baltimore MD) …… received its name in 1850….. lighthouse was built in 1853
Boats Turn!
Boats Turn!
Final approach to 33Right at BWI (Baltimore MD)
Final approach to 33Right at BWI (Baltimore MD)
Guess which one is 49Bravo
Guess which one is 49Bravo
Circling over the Baltimore area while they have us climb to 5000 feet
Circling over the Baltimore area while they have us climb to 5000 feet
The Twin Bay Bridges
The Twin Bay Bridges
New Point Light House
New Point Light House
Bay Bridge Tunnel
Bay Bridge Tunnel
Over the Atlantic looking southwest towards Virginia Beach
Over the Atlantic looking southwest towards Virginia Beach
On final approach to runway 23 at Norfolk International
On final approach to runway 23 at Norfolk International
Our passenger, Debbie....... what a Great Smile!
Our passenger, Debbie……. what a Great Smile!
With Debbie in Norfolk VA ........ Mission Completed
With Debbie in Norfolk VA …….. Mission Completed
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John and I with our passenger Debbie and Robb Alpaugh along with some of the great crew at Signature Flight Support at Norfolk International

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Angel Flight June 8th, 2018”

  1. Thomas Creekmore

    Nevin, you really did a great job on the pictures on this trip. Be following your flights tomorrow. Be safe,

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