Ferry Flight from New York to Maryland
Aircraft: Zenith CH-2000
Aircraft Registration: N200ZA
Total Flight Time: 2.9
Total Distance Flown: 236 NM
1 - Flew commercially from BWI to LGA to connect to Syracuse.
Unfortunately, the aircraft connecting at LGA had a mechanical issue
and the airline canceled the flight. They re-routed me through DCA. I
took the flight to DCA and then my connection to Syracuse was delayed
and eventually canceled as well due to another mechanical issue. I
re-booked for a flight the next morning.
Day 2 - Flew commercially direct to Syracuse from DCA. Picked up the
aircraft. During flight I discovered that the transponder was not
working. This prevented me from getting to the destination airport
which is within a 30NM "Mode C" ring and within the Washington DC
Special Flight Rules Area where one needs a transponder to fly. After
consulting with the client we decided to leave the aircraft in Carrol
County airport (as close as we could get it) where the aircraft was
repaired. Due to the close proximity of the aircraft to the final
destination the client was able to pick up the aircraft himself.
from the owner:
"I contracted with Ben Zwebner to ferry
my aircraft from upstate NY to Northern VA. What began as a simple
ferry trip over a holiday
weekend soon turned into an Odyssey as Ben
was faced first, with flight delays and cancelations, then with a
defective aircraft transponder that would not allow him to enter into
the DC SFRA.
the finest tradition, Ben adapted to
the situation and found a solution. After contacting me, he landed
the aircraft at an airport that was equipped with the necessary
repairs facilities and within easy transport range to the
then made all arrangements for the
aircraft’s security and repair.
you are looking for a pilot who will
not only take good care of your aircraft, but will also be looking
out for your best interest, I highly recommend that you consider
contracting Ben Zwebner. You will find him experienced, competent
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