Yes, we've been gently reprimanded as to our inconsistent blogging practices...and we have no excuse except that we haven't prioritized it highly enough. But a gentle nudge goes a long way :)
So here it goes. We came back to the U.S. this summer for our dear sister Emily's (and now brother-in-law's) wedding. The picture isn't the greatest for smiles sake, but it's a picture! We first spent a few weeks in VT getting ready for the wedding and picking up afterwards. It's always nice to be with family for special occasions!
A side trip took DJ and a GMI flight student, Sean, on a cross country to Virginia to check out the experimental "Bearhawk," considering its possibilities for bush flying.
(P.S. Matt did the photography at our wedding and Andrea did Jodi's hair...)
Here Jodi has help from Pris (flight student Sean's wife) buffing the plane.
DJ took two trips down to Florida: one to drop off the twin comanche to get extra tanks put in before it is flown to the Philippines, and one to pick up the comanche when it was finished (and check out a few more airplanes).
Jodi is also working on sewing curtains for the 13 windows in the small house at the Bethany airbase.
The long anticipated first glider flight for Jodi finally happened!!!
Well, we're still in Collegedale preparing a 182 (pictured on the left) to take down to Guyana. The plane is in the shop for an annual inspection and FAA is processing paperwork for a field approval for bigger tires. We don't know exactly how long things will take for us to be ready (and there is still a decent sized list), but we're leaving that in God's hands.
Please keep the pending FAA approval on the tire paperwork in your prayers.
We'll give you an update BEFORE we leave for Guyana to let you know when we're headed out.