There are two rules when refueling aircraft on the ground with passengers:
- We are refueling, so the passengers must disembark.
- We are refueling, so the passengers must remain on the aircraft.
We got into Reagan late—3+30 late. In fact, we got in about a half hour after I was supposed to be at the meeting I was to attend. Fortunately, my buddy Juan was cruising the Reagan parking lot and swooped in just as I come out the door and we are off to the traffic jam that was the 14th Street Bridge.
Made it to Roosevelt Hall, made my comments and then a small reception and Juan passed me to my friend from the late 1980s, Dail Turner, who took me back to Reagan, where I found my flight was slipped from an 8:15 PM departure to about 10:25. I checked in and two flight changes latter I was out at about 7:30 PM.
And thanks to Juan and Dail.
Home safe and glad for it.
Regards — Cliff