More Pictures of What I Saw in Florida

I see I have been getting a lot of hits here recently.  I understand Dave Ruhf has posted a link to here on his Facebook page.  Thanks to Dave and to all of you who are visiting from his link.  As some of you know, I gave up on FB and social media in general back in 2012 or so.  I’ve found I am a lot more productive and less stressed as a result!

My best wishes to you all!

Again, please consider a donation to Aerobridge, the charity that organized the effort I took part in in Florida.  They are continuing the good work in the Caribbean, particularly in the VI and Puerto Rico.

Also, please consider Patient Airlift Services and Angel Flight East, two other worthy aviation related charities that provide medical and compassion flights to patients and their families who must travel long distances for medical treatment, but for financial or medical reasons, cannot travel via commercial airline.


Flooding in south Florida
Flooding in south Florida
Flooding in south Florida
A sailboat grounded in Southern Florida
Hurricane Damage on Summerland Key

Some More Pictures from Irma Relief Efforts

These are pictures that were taken by my companions on the Aerobridge effort last week in Florida.

Keys view
Approaching Summerland Key
Sunset view
N2884L at Rectrix North at Sarasota (KSRQ)
View of Miami area
View of Miami area

Connor and me at Grumpy’s in Aiken, SC
Flying in N2884L (probably OCF to LAL)
A load of goods in transport from LAL to X51 in N2884L


I will write more later but here is a summary:  we started the day in Sarasota at Rectrix Jet Center at the Sarasota Bradenton International airport, where we had landed last night and parked.  From there to the Lakeland Linder airport for a pilot briefing and our first cargo of the day.  Thence to Homewood, and onward to Summerland Key Cove.  Back to Homestead and another round trip to Summerland amd back.  We decided to fly on our way home to Imokalee.  Finally, to Sarasota.  

Florida Relief

Yesterday I received an e-mail from a local EAA chapter asking for volunteers to help fly relief supplies and personnel into and around Florida in support of the relief efforts following Hurricane Irma.

After responding to the message, I was quickly contacted by a gentleman named Scott Rose, who is in contact with a charitable organization called Aerobridge, which organizes airborne disaster relief transportation.

Fast forward to this morning; we are prepping to depart at 1400 from KBVI to KAIK (Aiken, South Carolina).  From there will judge the weather and proceed to Ocala Florida (KOCF).

Currently there are some storms across our flight path in the northern Florida area, which we will keep a close eye on and will determine whether we proceed to Ocala today.