...and pace. Tomorrow I drive from MN to Lake Charles to finish my EC120 transition and begin work as a GOMer. My little school will manage just fine without me, and I'll get to see MN every two weeks anyway.
...more ground, then a sim session with a gent who wanted to work on failures - engine, tail rotor, in cruise, at hover. BWAHAAHAAHAA!!! ...let's just say that an hour later he was regretting that decision, and there were a lot of electronic Schweizers lying in various states of wreckage on the runways of O'Hare Airport (hey, I'll never get to fly a helicopter there for real)!
...and it's been raining for a few days. 'Air 9' is stuck in Bemidji, 7RW made it back from Cloquet with 20 miles of pipeline left to survey and no alternator. 9HB and 32S are in the hangar, and we're watching the rain sheet down the windows. Ahhh, springtime in Minnesota.