There is a verve in the anticipation of approaching the completion of goals you strive for. It is a payoff for all the brainstorming, the nerves, the temporary self-doubt and the butterflies you encounter along the way. It is my hope to remain in this state as often as possible, setting and attaining goals, constantly reaching new heights.
We are now officially two weeks out from the start of the Oakland to Miami adventure and retracing Amelia’s North American route! I want to give a short update on where we are and what we have planned! I hope you can join us here on the blog, through social media and through 9News. December 22nd, John and I will fly to DC to pick up the plane, which has been so generously donated for this trip. We will then fly the plane back to Denver, spend Christmas here in CO then head out on Dec 26th.
Dec. 26th marks the day we fly from Denver to Oakland to officially kick off the flight.
Here is the flight plan:
Dec. 26th: Denver to Oakland
Dec 27th: Oakland to Burbank
Dec 28th: Burbank to Tucson, Tucson to Austin
Dec 29th: Austin to New Orleans, New Orleans to Miami
We have finalized lots of exciting news about what we have planned for the week… we will have a full week of coverage on 9News, from a live kick-off at KAPA, to Skype interviews and in flight video, we will be recreating the photo of Amelia and her Lockheed Electra over Treasure Island in Oakland, we will make a stop at the PIMA Air Museum to see the Electra, and I will be pilot in command over my first ocean crossing from New Orleans to Miami. Along with the Pilot Mag coverage, Plane & Pilot Magazine will meet us in Burbank for an interview!
I am now starting to look at long-range forecasts for each city, seasonal averages and climate patterns for the flight. My meteorological studies have been so helpful in this process and it is great to see my schooling coming into use in such a personal way.
Thank you so much for sticking with me though these last few months. The response has been incredible! We have had over 21,500 visits to the blog, along with your encouraging comments, tips, and help along the way. I am so grateful for your support!