Cute Kid- Flight Home- Jan 2016

Taking Angelina and Pablo home to South Dakota six days following his heart surgery at UM Hospital. He was born with his heart on the right side of his chest (dextrocardia) and his aorta is not growing or functioning properly (coarctation of the aorta).  He had surgery right after birth to repair the aorta and this was his second surgery.  He'll need another in about 3 years.  Surgery went well and he was in no discomfort. We flew him to Aurora, IL to link up with 2d leg of their 3 leg flight. But weather had deteriorated to the west and they ended up spending the night at the home of the next pilot and he got them a ticket on SWA to Omaha where her husband picked them up. Really cute kid- nice folks!

Getting ready to head home. Blanket provided by Project Linus.

Getting ready to head home. Blanket provided by Project Linus.

About to depart from Livingston County Airport

About to depart from Livingston County Airport

En route to Aurora Airport, Chicago. Mostly in clouds or haze with 30+ knot headwind.  Just after departure, North of Jackson, MI

En route to Aurora Airport, Chicago. Mostly in clouds or haze with 30+ knot headwind.  Just after departure, North of Jackson, MI

Heading west, along south shoreline, Lake Michigan.

Heading west, along south shoreline, Lake Michigan.

Biding their time at Aurora as they awaited decision by next pilot whether they could make it home. 

Biding their time at Aurora as they awaited decision by next pilot whether they could make it home. 

Weather had deteriorated to the west so they remained in Chicago overnight.