DAY 7 Saturday June 11
It’s been quite a day.
Our plan to drop anchor offshore at Martha’s Vineyard went smoothly and the shuttle craft were busy all day moving passengers back and forth between the ship and the island.
We alerted the local newspaper of our plans two days ago, so the word spread quickly that our big “bus” was coming in. Some of the best hospitality I have ever experienced followed and we have had many local officials and guests aboard the ship. At times like this, I am thankful that we have the computerized name badge system that allows us to maintain absolute control of who is on board and away every minute. As you might guess, we have had to make some special security arrangements as a result of this little detour that the cheerleaders arranged. Edgartown will be buzzing about this for many years to come, that’s for sure.
We have had many of our pilots with us today as well. They have run the jetfoils, taken passengers on airplane rides, and just enjoyed being here in this great coastal town. Thanks for flying in guys.
Looks like we will all stay up late tonight, at least until the curfew time of 2:00 am is reached. Then we’ll check the computer logs to see how many passengers are still away. I guarantee there’ll be a few still out there, and all will have great excuses about why they are late. Hopefully, we can round them up before departure time in the morning.
Remember that the servers will be back on password starting Sunday morning for the rest of the day. You must be registered for the event and you must use the password to access both the FSHost and Teamspeak servers.
I’ll file another Forum report tomorrow enroute to New York City. And I'll have several screenshots to share with you too. Right now I am I am really tired and am going to take a quick nap.
I’m looking forward to flying my Citation X up to Savage Island when we arrive.
See you in the Big Apple. Zzzzzzzz.
Added after the event concluded:
Never did make that final post. Things got really busy as we travelled to New York, docked, and flew to Savage Island. Lots of pilots on hand to meet us. Many thanks to all who came. It was a remarkable trip from beginning to end. Hope you all enjoyed the commentary and pics. Great to be back home on dry land.