Season 14—Adventure 3—Sheriffs—Episode 2—Scene 1… Danger Bay Airfield… “Ready Sarah?”
“Let her rip!”
Mac spooled-up the two big Alison engines with his feet firmly on the brakes. When they reached maximum RPMs, Mac released the brakes and the big fighter accelerated down the runway.
A P38 requires only a little over 900 feet to become airborne—and moments later the big Night Lighting clawed her way into the air.
The Night Lighting clawed her way into the air.
Mac made the decision to start their radar surveillance near Grand Marais.
“Look down and side view radars are on and operating properly.”
“Thanks Sarah, guns’ indicators show all guns ready,” Mac reported, “Switch in the ‘off’ position.”
Sheriff Boomer was monitoring the Lightning’s communications, “Roger that, Mac. Continue your search as planned.”
After they’d zig-zagged over southernmost part of the county and testing the radar, they began to search the western border, “These radars are amazing, Mac.”
“Next time we go up together, I should play with the radar.”
“You’d let ME fly your baby?”
“Would you let me fly yours?”
Episode 2—Scene 2… Danger Bay Airfield… In the Sheriff’s Rescue Office… Chief Deputy Jerkowitz, Ops Manager Miller, & Pilot Dalton-Shouse were greeted by Sheriff’s Deputy Hal McClintock, “I’ll be your dispatcher who magically is always here when you are in the office.”
“I’ll be your dispatcher…”
“How is this possible?” Lacey asked.
“Sheriff Boomer made the arrangement.”
“Yeah,” Debra added, “Just like he made Joey a chief deputy.”
“And made you our ‘flight leader’ when we’re flying for the Historic Air Force.”
“There is that,” Debra laughed.
“What do I get to be boss of?” Lacey asked.
“Gee thanks, Joey!”
“Are you three siblings?” McClintock asked, “You sound like sibs.”
“Your bosses?” Lacy replied.
McClintock laughed, “In that case—at least be kind to your hired help.”
“Are the birds ready to fly?”
“They are, Joey,” McClintock replied, “Crew chief Farkleberry did pre-flight checks on all three—you’re good to go.”
The ‘copter pilots headed out to meet with crew chief Farkleberry and do their pre-flight checks.
All three Sikorskys were pronounced ready for flight.
Joey, Debra, and Lacey posed in front of their birds—long enough for me to make this image, GENTLE READER—classy folks, these—RIGHT?
Joey, Debra, and Lacey posed in front of their birds
To be CONTINUED…