Short Final


The Collings Foundation’s bombers were giving rides while I was getting ready to depart the airport at Ramona, CA early this summer. When I called for takeoff, I was told to hold short while a B-17 landed. After that beautiful plane cleared the runway, the follow exchange happened:

RNM: Cessna, cleared for takeoff, caution wake turbulence from the arriving B-17.

Me: Roger, I’ll bet you’ve been waiting to say that all day.

RMN: Pretty much

Ken Glaze