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Magic Carpet Ride

Written by  Gary Hendricks
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April 2005-

Okay, okay, what I'm about to relate to you doesn't rise anywhere near the level of accomplishment of the lady who just set a new record for sailing around the world in 77 days, but it's a real milestone for me. I have just flown my first night IFR flight totally in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) in N3736K, my over-invested-in PA-28-140/160.
Is this something you would do? Well, I didn't think I would either, but everything came together in terms of fitting my assessment of risk, so off I went. This flight was part of a round robin from Marshall (ASL), in northeast Texas, to Austin, Texas (AUS) for a business meeting and return.

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