A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

RV dropoff at MHT for annual

January 26, 2015
Emilie Phillips

Sunday we bled the RV brakes and test flew it. The right brake is massively better. It still isn’t quite as firm as the left brake. We might not have bled it well enough, or there might be some other issue. The plan is to keep an eye on it and see if it changes. But for now, it is good enough to fly.

The winds were high most of the day, so Tyson waited until evening to test fly the RV. Then he squeezed in a quick ride for Isaac. Isaac has been really bummed that we haven’t flown much recently and was exceedingly excited for his ride. Next I took the airplane for a few landings right at sunset. I was definitely rusty, but it was really fun to get out and fly again.

The annual inspection on the airplane is due at the end of the month. Given weather and our schedules, the best time to fly to the mechanics was this morning. So I flew into Manchester all by myself for the first time! I worry about dealing with ATC at such a big airport — approach, automated weather, tower, and ground control. It turned out there was no one else out flying, so the conversation went something like “can you see the airport? … Ok cleared to land,” “where do you want to taxi? … Ok, taxi straight there.”