In 2011 and 2012, N963AC made the trip to the Dayton Hamvention. Dave's Bonanza is faster and holds four people (me, K1XM, KM3T, K0TV) plus gear instead of two. Having gotten my complex and high-performance signoffs in the Maule floatplane, I could log time in it, and having finished my instrument rating a week and half before, I could fly it in the usual sort of conditions that plague the hamvention. We got a late start out of Nashua due to bad weather. Jerry and Dave flew the first leg, to our usual fueling stop at State College, Pennsylvania, and I flew the second leg with Dave. It was nearly 2AM by the time we reached our hotel. I flew both legs on the way home, with Dave. A starter problem almost stranded us in Dayton on the way home, but Dave and Jerry eventually got it working.
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