I’ve neglected going to a WordCamp for far too long, and I’m going to change that by attending the one in Atlanta March 17-19, 2017! I usually reserve my weekends for anything other than work, but I feel the return on investment for attending a WordCamp is too great to ignore. So, I’ve booked a nice hotel in downtown, blocked off my schedule, and started planning my travel.
Actually, I must confess that I have a slight ulterior motive. I don’t get to fly for “purpose” as much as I’d like. This seemed the perfect opportunity to get some long, cross-country flying in, so I’ll be busy practicing at some busier airports close by for preparation working in and around KATL’s Class B.1My instructor has recommended that I visit Orlando(KMCO), which I find intriguing. Hopefully, I can talk someone into going with me in the next couple of weeks. The airport I’m looking at flying into is Fulton County Airport-Brown Field(KFTY). It’s Class D that is on the outskirts of Atlanta, so it is much more GA-friendly than KATL, the busiest airport in the world. As I see it, pending winds aloft, It looks to be two to two and a half hours in the Diamond DA-20.
I’m actually resuming instrument training prior to the trip, so I’ll have some more time with my instructor to bounce ideas off of him. I’ve also finally invested in an iPad and ForeFlight to help with situational awareness as well. I’ve loved using it so far, and I look forward to integrating it with ADS-B for even more information.
I’m really looking forward to the trip. WordCamps are great opportunities to meeting others in the WordPress community and make a ton more connections to some really talented people. I’ll be writing at least one blog entry on my experience, perhaps more. Hopefully, we’ll cross paths!
|My instructor has recommended that I visit Orlando(KMCO), which I find intriguing. Hopefully, I can talk someone into going with me in the next couple of weeks.