Yayyy … I am in LA anxiously waiting for J & J and the Bullet to arrive. The flight here was interesting – I went via Dubai (Emirates Airline) and if you do a quick check on Google Earth you will find the shortest path to LA is over the North Pole and that is the route we took. It was quite something looking out the window down at about where the Noth Pole is and thinking that it was definitely not a place that you want to land by mistake (say that the Airbus A330 fuel pump got blocked for instance)…! One thing for sure – after sitting on those seats for 16 hours the seats are not nearly as comfortable as our Slings seats. Actually they are damn uncomfortable and I am amazed that they are not able to fathom that out yet. Maybe the seat designers always fly business or first class.
I have a day to myself today and will take the opportunety to explore Venice Beach and get some exercise in preparation for my bouts of cabin fever that I am sure are about to decend on me!
So, all being well J & J will arrive here at Torrance airport tomorrow at about 2 pm. Matt (our partner in The Airplane Factory USA Inc) and Ryan, who will actually run the business, are preparing a welcoming party with friends, other aviators and the press. Torrance is where the Robinson helicopter factory is – we are trying to arrange a factory tour for Friday which will be very interesting I am sure.
OK, I must check the weather and advise J & J – Sias are you checking too? … more later.