OKAY, OKAY ENOUGH!!! I had my payback this week. I have been dying to fly the Commander to San Diego with my wife - my old stomping grounds. Soooo, this year my wife said okay. Would you believe from DeLand FL to Montgomery field we had 70 to 100 knot head winds the entire trip?!!!
Uuughh. I am not going to whine too much though, it was still faster that the 414 we had with no head winds.
The weather in KMYF was snotty though, all day long the ceilings were 2,200 scattered 4,000 overcast with light winds until about 20 minutes out. Letting down we got ice, rain, turbulence, and strong winds out of the North - a direct cross wind for runway 28R, oh and after the sun had just gone down. I think I used every button in the airplane.
Coming home tonight was beautiful! Not so much tail winds, but CAVU after New Mexico. 7 hours including a fuel stop.
I also waved to a guy flying N681SP. I think that would be Stanley Perkins. He did a trip around the field before we took off. I could tell he was a master - watching him touch down. Very smooth. We waved but I didn't have time to visit.