Previously: Just as the Sikorsky approached the disabled MV Maryland & Virginia, the entire air search team made a rather impressive fly-by—almost close enough to see the wide grin on Cap’s face, “I knew it! I knew they’d find me!”
As they flew past the MV M&V, Larry noticed a major change in the Mustang Jay Cooper was flying, “JAY! What happened to your airplane?”
Jay looked over at Larry, “It changed mid-flight—y’all will have to wait until the next episode to find out how that happened.”
“Crap! Deferred gratification—AGAIN!”
After the fighters left for home, after Shaddock was lowered on to the deck of Cap’s boat, the copter landed nearby.
Season Eleven—Adventure 4—Cap—Episode 8: Shaddock Farkleberry, like his big brother Medlar, can fix almost everything—and is very-good at determining the problem ahead of time, and ensure ALL the necessary parts (and more) are available to him—so of COURSE—he had the “Frammis Adjudicator Microswitch®” aboard the helicopter. After a half-hour he had the MV Maryland and Virginia fully operational—and accepted the temporary position of “First Mate” as offered by Cap.
With the MV Jason Everett Martin escorting, the Maryland and Virginia heads home to the Port of Danger Bay.
Meanwhile—on the flight home to Danger Bay…
“OK, fess-up Jay, how…” Larry began—only to be interrupted (of course) by Flutters.
“Master did it!”
“Not exactly. My spotter, Sarah Boardman here noticed it first—she would, sitting in the back with somewhat limited visibility. She found herself slowly being able to see much better. Apparently, the change happened before we left…”
“No Flutters,” Jay replied, “Cujo did it while we were in flight, and bent time to place us in the airplane.”
“Why not wait until we got back?”
“OK,” Larry replied, “Why?”
“Because RW Boomer just completed the illustration of a P51D-5NA, the first with the improved visibility of a bubble canopy. It had some issues with what they call ‘lateral stability,’ which was corrected in the P51D-10NA—like the one Linda is flying. That gives us three of the more common P51 variants for the museum.”
“So—essentially what’s happening here is with this conversation, we’re bragging about RW Boomer’s illustrating skills—RIGHT?”
“That about sums it up.”
To be continued…