Today, I needed to meet with a colleague in Orlando. While I could have done this meeting on the phone, the weather in FL today was just beautiful and it was a good excuse to go flying. Since the kids (and Anita) had plans tonight with their Aunt Kim, it was also a good excuse to go late in the day and do some landing practice on the way back.
So off I went to Orlando (actually Kissimmee Airport) to do the meeting in person... The flight was a very short flight (maybe 20 mins)... But it was an unusual flight... I had a very friendly Orlando Approach controller, who let me fly right through the "Disney restricted airspace". This allowed me to get some really good pix of some very well known Disney attractions. A couple of them are shown here:
After flying the GPS15 approach into Kissimmee (and trying hard NOT to get distracted by all of the sights), I arrived at the Signature FBO. This FBO had a rather cool building layout,which you see here:
You pull your plane right up under their giant portico and line guys quickly appear to help you out... So nice to get in the shade on a hot FL day.
I ended up wrapping up work a bit earlier than I expected. Just in time for a sunset departure and quick trip home. The ride home was totally smooth and peaceful. I tried to "swing by" Disney for some more pix... But ATC was a bit busier and less cooperative this time. However, I did get a couple of good sunset pix. See for yourself: