Found out last week that my son will be moving further away. This makes seeing the grandson more difficult. I have in the past been able to fly from Orlando to Charleston SC on a Friday afternoon, pick up the grandson and return him Sunday evening. A move to Virginia will make this a little more difficult.
So I decided to take advantage of the good weather and RV speeds and pick him up this weekend for another visit before the move.
7 hours of RV time and a full weekend of fun.
He does great in the plane. Often never even talking without being prompted.
Flight home Sunday evening was a challenge.
I figured I would be flying into a mess as I fly almost directly over Daytona and the 500 would be letting out about that time.
I checked with the Savannah Approach to see if he knew how the race was doing and he didn't seem to know but gave me direct.
Too good to be true. Got just North of Jax. and the gave me a West reroute through Gainesville and Ocala. Time to cancel IFR. They offered Filght following so I stayed with them until South of Jax. and then they wanted to reroute me again. Said airspace was closed to Southbound traffic. Canceled again. Saw almost no traffic so I figure the race had not let out yet.
Perfect weekend and sure builds points with the wife.