I had a business trip to Tampa, Florida. I had been invited to speak on recent developments in Fourth Amendment (search and seizure) law at the Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers Continuing Legal Education Program aimed at attorneys who were preparing to take the Florida Bar Board Certification Exam for Criminal Trial or Appellate Law. The program was hosted at the Marriott Westshore Hotel, which is right across the bay from St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport, so I flew in there. Sheltair has a nice FBO there that services lots of general aviation aircraft, private jets and smaller piston engine aircraft like mine as well. It was a beautiful day to fly, clear as can be, a little hazy, but that was all.
This video is of my approach and landing back into Jacksonville on the return flight.
To drive from Jacksonville to Tampa takes 3 1/2 hours if there are no traffic jams. In rush hour either going in or out of Tampa or through Orlando, the drive can take an hour more easily. The flight took 1 hour 1 minute going down and 59 minutes going back up. The Bonanza cruises at just a tad over 200 MPH.
Aircraft 1973 Beechcraft V35B Bonanza - N2862W
Pilot William Mallory Kent
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