Our Piper Twin Comanche

Pilot Bob, Diana, and N8475Y at home in Virginia

She’s our pride and joy — N8475Y, a 1967 Twin Comanche. We bought her in 2015, and are enjoying exploring with her. Bob is a licensed pilot with 6,000+ hours of flying experience, including as a commercial airline pilot. He holds many licenses and a type-rating to fly the Boeing 737.

But nothing is as fun as tooling around in 75Y. A trip that might take 6 hours in a car is reduced to an hour-and-a-half flight. And no long security lines! We love flying somewhere for sightseeing and lunch — pilots have a joke about eating “$100 hamburgers.”

Pandemic update: Turns out, flying in a small airplane is ideal for a pandemic. No TSA lines, no lines at all. At some small airports, we self-fuel and sometimes don’t interact with anyone. It’s like taking a road trip … just a bit faster.

Winterthur & Nemours Estates (Wilmington, DE) — May 2022

Flight West (Antelope Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley) — September 2021

Asheville, NC — June 2021

Niagara Falls –May 2021

Charleston, SC — March 2021

Flight West (Mount Rushmore, Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Leadville, Sedona) — Sept./Oct. 2020

Eastern Shore, Maryland — August 2020

Deep Creek Lake, Maryland (escaping the heat during the pandemic) — July 2020

Statue of Liberty & Hudson River (second visit) — November 2018

Newport, RI and the Gilded Age — July 2018

Key West, FL — December 2017

Great American Eclipse – August 2017

Tangier Island — August, 2017

Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island & Montauk — June 2017

Kitty Hawk & First Flight — April 2017

Lady Liberty & New York City – aerial excursion, February 2017


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