Lady from Knoxville, TN to Scranton, PA
This rescue flight was 3 legs covering 1300 nm of difficult IFR flying and decision making. Having to negotiate safe routing via phone calls to ATC Clearance Delivery whom were great to work with. The routes were not direct but were safe. This type of flying isn’t for everyone. I understand that. I do not accept unmitigated or unacceptable risks; however, flying inherently involves evaluation of risks, decision making, and application of knowledge I have hopefully learned well and applied through acceptable ADM (aeronautical decision making). This type of flying for me is immensely rewarding and I learn with each of these flights lessons I apply thereafter.
In the end another hound safely home, doin what hounds do!
Also Chris joined me for this flight. He is an up and coming pilot who just obtained his Flight Instructor Certificate and doing these flights helps him again experience and hours he hopes to apply in flying for the airlines one day.
Pilots like Chris are important to these HoundPilot flights because the days often run long especially when dealing with weather and having a co-pilot greatly increases safety when workload increases.
For a complete description of the flight see the Blog Entry.