This afternoon I performed the last few checks on the plane. Lube’d the flight control hinges. Checked deflection on all flight controls. Secured my fire extinguisher (may I never need it.) I also took this opportunity to taxi around the airport a few times to get a better feel of the ground handling. I tried to be a little more aggressive on the rudders but I’m still trying to feel out this machine.
It looks as if a small crew will assemble to wish me well tomorrow including a couple of internet buddies. It will be nice to have them on hand so I can ask some last minute questions. I’ve had several people offer to fly chase, if each of them shows up, we’ll look like a squadron of angry geese (only slower.) Either way I’m feeling more confident now and starting to look forward to this first flight. It all comes down to this moment.