Weekends are full. This past weekend was even fuller than usual.
I took a dozen of my cadets up to Marathon (60miles up the island chain) to work an EAA Young Eagles event. They did flight line marshaling, I coordinated their free flights in either a sharp blue helicopter or some amazing planes that were available.
Two pilots each carried 3 cadets from Key West to Marathon bright and early in the morning and then 6 different cadets home that afternoon.
The Coast Guard sent a baby C-130. I cannot for the life of me remember what it’s called but I arranged for the cadets to get a personalized tour of it. The most impressive feature according to one? They have a coffee maker on the plane!
So yes, the cadets had fun I would say! Free hot dogs and hamburgers, loads of liquids and it being the hottest day of the year – sunscreen by the gallon. We had to shed the blouses by 10am when it climbed over 85 degrees on the tarmac.
I proudly wear my tee sent to me from the soldier I supported in Afghanistan and I had cash offers to buy it right off my back. So sorry! It is NOT for sale!
And something I haven’t mentioned on the blog; I was awarded Member of the Year for the southern portion of Florida! I don’t even have my plaque yet but they sent a van down to us for our use. 🙂
So yes, a busy weekend.