July 03-06 New Jersey and July 4th weekend
next day after our arrival we visited the Air Victory Museum at South Jersey Regional
Airport. This excellent museum had a range of aircraft from F14 Tomcat, Corsair,
Phantom, Jolly Green Giant helicopter, E2 AWAX aircraft and many more. Thanks
to Ernie Linnemann and again to Al Nugent for showing us around, it was certainly
a once off to be able to sit in a F14 Tomcat and then to be able to walk aroud
on its wings.
O'Hare of BP Air, the local aircraft maintenance company offered to carry out
the maintenance checks on our engine which were due. Some problems were found
such as leaking fuel injector lines. It was a comfort to know that these problems
were being found now and not later as our next long leg was the Atlantic crossing.
A special thanks to Billy O'Hara who owns BP Air for carrying out our maintenance
free of charge and in turn sponsoring our flight. We would highly recommend BR
Air for any maintenance work needed on an aircraft, the are a very professional
company. To contact BP Air call (609) 714-6800.
that day we traveled by train to New York to stay with Alan's brother Paul McMahon
who lives in East Village, Manhattan. Paul moved to New York nearly two years
ago and works for McKinsey Management Consultants. We spent July 4th in Manhattan
watching the spectacular fire works display. Saturday was spent shopping in New
York with some surprisingly great deals around.
the Sunday after July 4th we traveled back down from Manhattan to New Jersey where
we met up with Steve and Al. Steve kindly offered to take us up in the Aero Vodochody
L-59 fighter jet which he owned. The L-59 is built in Czechoslovakia. It was an
amazing experience to be up in such a fast jet doing barrel rolls and high G climb
outs. Thanks to Steve Bulboff for bringing us flying in the L-59.