You read the title right, folks!
Air Safety just acquired two Cessna 152 training planes. For those who aren't familiar, these planes have a 110hp engine, two seats, max weight of about 1600lbs., and cruise around 100mph. They're pretty little, but fun as heck!
Problem is, one is in Rhode Island and the other is in Indiana. So they just asked me and another pilot to hop a Southwest flight to Providence and retrieve the new aircraft! We're heading out June 20th and starting the trek to Indianapolis on the 21st to snag the second airplane. Once we have both planes we'll fly to Amarillo, Texas to show them to the man who financed them, then continue back to Glendale, Arizona. Grand total is 2000 nautical miles (2300 statute miles), and it will take us at least three days.
The best part is it'* all free! Free plane ticket to Rhode Island, free flight time on the way back, fuel is being paid for, hotel rooms are being paid for... my meals might even be compensated! This is going to be an adventure of a lifetime! I'll see most of the USA from the sky just puttering along at 100mph. What more can a pilot ask for?
Final route of flight has not been decided, but I'll post details when I know more. I'm bouncing off the walls with excitement... this is gonna be good