I covered the annual press conference for the upcoming Ada Air Expo today. In addition to the usual photo ops, Hoppe Aviation provided rides for media members in their Beechcraft Premier 1 business jet. I’ve flown a lot of different aircraft, but I’ve never experienced acceleration down the runway like I did today.
The air was choppy with stratus fractus (scud), and t-tail airplanes like the Premier tend to yaw and wallow in turbulence. Still, it was a good ride.
Pilot Randy Reams told me last week he flew from Destin, Florida to our airport in Ada, Oklahoma, in an hour and fifteen minutes.