Highlights of October 2004
See what we were reading in October
On October 9th, Ariel had her Bat Mitzvah. We attended the dinner/dance afterwards and saw lots of her relatives and our friends.
On October 10th, we flew with a friend over to Cameron Park, near Sacramento for a car and airplane show. Cameron Park is an airpark so I taxied off the runway and down the main street to park in front of someone's house.
The third week in October, Jon went to Harbin, China to open a lab for Autodesk. Harbin is in Northeastern China, near Russia.
On October 28, Care and I were preparing to fly our Cessna 182, N97920 down to Santa Barbara for a long vacation weekend. As we were finishing packing at home, the manager of the Petaluma airport called and told us that there had been an accident involving our plane. Our plane was parked in its tiedown spot. A pilot was attempting to start a Citabria across the taxiway when the Citabria got away from him, accelerated across the taxiway, and crashed into our plane - causing extensive damage. Fortunately nobody was killed or injured. The FAA is investigating and we now have the fun experience of dealing with insurance companies and attorneys. Needless to say, we cancelled our vacation plans to deal with the accident.
I am very sad about this. N97920 was the first plane I owned and was perfect for my level of experience. It will be very difficult to replace.
On to November
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