Seriously. I delivered a small plane from the Northeast to its new owner in Texas this weekend. The controls were slightly out of rig, and it wanted to bank right the whole way home. With no autopilot it meant holding a slight left pressure on the yoke to keep things level. Every time you let go to fiddle with charts or radios it would start turning to the right. I joked to my companions that being from “up nawth”, it wasn’t thrilled about moving to Texas and was trying to go back home.
Mundane I know, but it was a fun weekend. For the pilots, it was a really well-kept old Cherokee 180, with 2 VORs and an ADF. (I brought a handheld GPS to “help” with the navigation tasks). Due to almost constant headwinds, it took 14 hours in the air to get back to the DFW area. At one point over Indiana, our groundspeed was only 60 knots (TAS was 118 knots). I actually got to watch traffic on the highway below outrunning me. :rolleyes:
Keeping my fingers crossed; the owner’s asked if I can deliver one from the PNW that he’s negotiating for. Haven’t been to Seattle in years and could use a little fresh seafood.