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Centenarian of Flying Hours

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

As a pilot, my way of remembering 9/11 was to try to get out and fly today.  Back in 2001 I was a newly minted pilot and the attack had the national airspace immediately grounded.  I was calling daily to see about scheduling a flight, but we were grounded for 2 weeks.  Small aside —  I now know that flight training was what was grounded so long, but I rented from a flight school and they probably assumed I was just a student.  Anyway, I really wanted to celebrate freedom today and fly.  In some small bit of coincidence, I crossed the 100 hour mark flying today as well.  That’s certainly still low-time, but I’m into 3 digits.  So, where did I go — Gaston’s.  Since the trip last year to see the CubCrafter’s demo, I’ve been wanting to go back for their Sunday brunch.  Well, today was that day.  Funny thing — I wound up parking at Gaston’s next to a plane I fly fairly regularly.  Popular place, apparently.  It was a good brunch buffet.