December in Mid Atlantic. Outside temperature often below freezing. What to do? Not much local flying activity this time of the year. Let's make December a Museum Month! How many museums can I visit before New Year Ball drops on Times Square?
MAAM at Reding
is open today. It's not far away and I've never been there. Lots of interesting stuff to see I've heard. Gassed up, preflight and up we go. RV and I.
Air is stable visibility so so. Not many aircrafts in the air perfect training day for a tower controller. I am lining up with active runway to ease his workload and making a call just before entering Delta airspace. Nothing should be easy on training day, get a code first experimental.
Now go straight in runway 31 clear to land.
What's your destination Sir? Museum ramp. Proceed via x right on y left on z said the trainee... I read back all the instructions without much thought I've looked over the airport diagram before, it's super simple... and I landed longer to meet that taxiway... A second (stern) voice from the tower corrected which taxiway to use I felt a bit ashamed. It's age and a deficit of attention
Mid-Atlantic Museum has its own ramp and you can park by the entrance for free. Kind of cool to be on the ramp with all those airplanes. There is an FBO next to it and they charge a symbolic fee so I saved myself a whopping $8 for admissions.
This Yankee came all the way from Green Bay WI and they already finished touring the Museum. I was the only visitor.