Joe, the lunch was delicious, thank you! Look at the pic below to see what Sharon and I ate!
Mikael, was this really the shortest leg? Had to make it even smaller for more fun!
Kieran, I think that time... is a bit too long.... even with this plane which I used for the second part to Cork!
After dropping Sharon's sister off at her convention and grabbing some lunch, we were back at the airport. However... it appeared that our Diamond Star had been... STOLEN! How they managed to do that I do not know!
Anyways, the stolen aircraft was not the issue right now. The real problem was, "What were we going to fly to deliver this baton to Kieran?". Luckily enough... my great friend Brendan O'Brien, the one and only pilot of O'Brien's Flying Circus was nearby, and best of all, he had his Piper Cub at a nearby strip! I quickly called him up and he delivered his Cub to Kerry airport for me to borrow for this leg. We were saved (after one lucky phone call and an hour of waiting)! Quickly, we strapped in, and prepared for the final part of Leg 38. Here is a recount of how it went!
O'Brien's beautiful Cub has been delivered to us personally!
Strapped in and happy! Thanks to Joe for that lovely lunch, cheers man!
Baton securely in Sharon's grip, we were ready to go.
Taxiing to the active!
My primitive map says heading of 124 or so, let's go that way!
Uh oh.... the clouds, let's rush to Cork quickly! Max throttle please!
Well... seeing as this IS an AIRSHOW AIRCRAFT.. why don't we show Sharon some of the things it can do. Let's try a backflip!
Dangit..... we stalled! Thank gosh we pulled out of it quick enough. Sharon is really nervous now, and quite scared of my flying skills!
Clouds are getting darker! Quick!
Let's try that backflip again, okay Sharon? Let's push down a bit for more speed!
YES! WE DID IT!
C'mon... pull up.... pull up!
Is that so Sharon?
She looks happy not to doing aerobatics anymore! Perhaps she sees the destination too?
Oh yes she does! Let's start to get onto approach.
And touch! Ouch that was a hard landing! Look at those wheels!
Heading to the GA section parking, we see some Cub friends!
Down and parked!
Finally able to deliver that baton to Kieran after 90 minutes of delay, sorry! Sharon seems certainly happy to be on the ground! The Cub was left at Cork for Brendan O'Brien to pick up the next day and to our surprise, it wasn't stolen!
Over to you Kieran, good luck mate!