By The Staiger Consulting Group
Warmer Weather Means Flying & Get-Togethers
“… something of the prairie — the open spaces, the distant horizons — has worked its way into the stoic souls and laconic speech of those who live here. People here know how to keep their distance. It comes naturally.” ~ Faith Bottom, Rapid City
With warmer weather fast approaching, we all are eager to begin our spring activities. For many of us, that means more time for adventures like fly-ins, partaking in delicious pancakes at fly-ins, and enjoying evening flights with glorious sunsets. It also means. . .
. . . Standby.
We interrupt this message for an important radio transmission:
Takeoff clearance canceled. Taxi to parking. Monitor ground.
The coronavirus has left many people and aircraft grounded, with springtime plans postponed or cancelled. While many aviation enthusiasts are loving the way social distancing is pushing pilots to recreational spring flying, other professionals are like fish out of water -or more appropriately, planes out of the sky- and are antsy to get back to work and their usual activities.
Those whose professional and personal lives revolve around aviation are a resilient lot and adaptable to rapidly changing circumstances. Sometimes those circumstances have safety of life implications, just like this pandemic. When we are no longer grounded, there will be plenty of time for tune-ups, check-rides, flapjacks, and then we can be . . .
. . . Cleared for takeoff!