The recession has put a few of my clients that are selling their businesses into a holding pattern, and I thought it would be a good idea to visit them and see how they are doing. So I made a circuit of three clients in Las Vegas (Henderson actually), Temecula and Burbank.
It was very cold, so I preheated the plane before heading out to Henderson. The client was nice enough to meet me at the airport so we just hung around, looked at airplanes and talked. I then flew into the sunset and on into French Valley airport for the night. I met my clients the next morning for breakfast, and then flew to Burbank to meet my next client for lunch.
I didn’t have to because the ceiling as at around 7 to 8,000 feet, but I flew at 10,000 feet all the way home in the clouds so I could get some safe but good solid IMC (instrument) time. All in all a good trip. It was nice to connect with my clients, the plane ran well, and it was a fun challenge to deal with the cold, the weather and the incessant LA air traffic.