As soon as our wheels touched the ground there were big plans in store… Our first stop was the Aeroclub of Guatemala. The bar at the club overlooks the GUA runway and has just been remodeled in an aviation theme with an upscale hotel style. The old stripped Aztec B that looked like it could have been my old 1963 B model has been reborn as an accent piece of art. The footstools of the bar are helicopter skids, and the roof ribs from a wing. There are ailerons and tires that make amazing works of art… all of it tastefully not overdone. We ate famously delicious Guatemalan beef and drank high end Guatemalan Rum and toasted to Fred. The next day was filled from morning to night as we toured the colorful city of Antigua and learned it’s history, had lunch at Peter’s home accompanied by fantastic lemonade made from lemons from the garden & toured the coffee mill operated on his property. As if that wasn’t enough, we were whisked off to Martin Keller’s ranch for dinner, drinks, and dancing (until 2AM!!!) The next day we flew to the Banana farm operated by Juan and Mario, where we ate, drank, and were even more merry. After a tour of the Banana plants, we were off to relax at Iztapa were we planned aviation photoshoot shenanigans and did our best to stay out of trouble eating ceviche, sitting by the pool and relaxing on the black sand beach. What a great time with great new friends!!!! Can’t wait to go back. Hopefully next time to learn Español, finally! Special Thank you to Alejandro and all the Aeroclub board and members that helped make all this happen… Melissa Pemberton, Skip Stewart, Gary Ward, Greg Koontz, Greg Shelton, Martin Keller, the Dardano Family and Juan & Mario!