Great (but sad) news! I sold my plane this weekend! I met with the potential purchaser during the week. He came down from Oshawa and seemed to really like the plane and said he would buy it. The weather wasn’t too good for the rest of the week, so we aimed for Saturday for him to pick her up. Fortunately, the weather was quite nice on Saturday, so we planned for the pick up that day. My mother and I met at the airport around 10:30, and had a quick, final flight. I wasn’t sure if we would have time or not, as the Flying Club folks were working feverishly at getting the apron cleared and the Club planes ready and heated for their flights. We only did one circuit, so we were airborne for about five minutes. Still, it was nice and as usual, she flew beautifully!
The purchaser arrived and checked out the plane. I was starting to get a little bummed out at this point:
Here’s my final hug goodbye:
How many people does it take to move a Cessna 150?
I must admit, I got a little teary eyed when she finally took off. It does make me feel much better, knowing that she is going to a good home. The purchaser seemed like a really nice guy and I have no reason to doubt that he’s going to take good care of my ex-plane. Farewell, Odessa von Cessna – we had some truly amazing adventures together!
Saturday was a rather long day for me as after selling the plane, Chuck and I went to the St. Catharines Flying Club Annual Wings Banquet. It was an amazing turnout:
Since we didn’t know most of the people there, Chuck and I discreetly sat at the back. I’m so glad we sat where we did, as all the people who sat with us were very nice and made the night pretty much perfect. I’m looking forward to seeing them around the Flying Club. Mind you, I won’t be going there for a while since I don’t have a functioning plane at the moment. Little Vyctor is still in another hangar, being inspected. I’m hoping some of the people I met last night come to the RAA meeting tomorrow night. I’m really looking forward to it as we have yet another great guest speaker.
Today’s symptoms: Despite a long and emotional day yesterday, I’m actually feeling pretty good today. Just some hyper-sensitivity in my arms and legs.