To Apalachicola and Jack Edwards

Not the easiest airport to make RT calls to, but the flight to Apalachicola was straight forward. A shadow was seen to pass slightly to the right from behind. Looking up a UH-1Β  or similar US military helicopter flew overhead 1000ft above.

Since leaving Lakeland and later Cedar Key I had became obsessed about trying to get ahead of a storms development. If I didn’t then this would mean I could be grounded until April 23rd, still in the eastern portion of the country. There was no way I could make this, if I didn’t get ahead of the undeveloped storm that was being forecast. This led me to decide to cut the corner, not following the coast as I had planned.

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Alligator Point

The BZIM was approaching an area with a large number of MOA (Military Operating Areas) associated with Tyndall AFB. Following along the coastline allowed transit below the 1000ft lower limit of Tyndall G MOA. Aircraft flying VFR can fly into a MOA, but if the area is active with military traffic, its probably not best.

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Dog Island strip. An planned airfield, but missed to save time

A PC12 was in the pattern as the BZIM joined tight downwind for runway 14. The surface wind was gusty, but straight down the runway. A very quick turn around thanks to staff, the BZIM was airborne and heading for Jack Edwards, Alabama.

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FBO staff at Apalachicola

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Edits to this page will be done at a later date

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