Well, I finished the Instrument Rating Ground School this past Monday and have the endorsement to take the Instrument Rating Knowledge Test. However, I will have to delay to next week taking this test (and the Instrument Ground Instructor test) since I am heading to Sun N’ Fun today! Sun N’ Fun (www.sun–n–fun.org/) is a huge aviation convention and airshow in Lakeland, Florida. It is estimated that more than 250,000 people attend this event. I am going because there are several hundred exhibitors of aircraft kits, components and training. It will be a time to make contacts and complete a lot of research for potential mission aviation equipment.
I had planned on flying to Lakeland (about 4 hours total, including a fuel stop) but someone “broke” the airplane that I had reserved. Instead, I get to drive 9-plus hours today and 9-plus hours back on Saturday. I will be extremely tired but I pray that this trip is productive and, let’s be honest, fun.