New member and New Dakota owner
I've been lurking on the site for about a month and absorbing all the content, and finally decided to come out of the shadows. My wife and I just bought a 1980 Dakota, and hope to take delivery by the end of May. It's going through annual and having a few squawks taken care of.
I got my PPL last summer, and my wife is about half way through hers. I am slowly working on my IFR, but hope to accelerate that now that we are owners. We're looking forward to many adventures. Like everyone else, I spent a lot of time researching what would fit our needs best, and landed on the PA28-236.
We'll be flying commercially with our CFI to pick it up, and take our time coming home (600 nm direct), learning the plane and the avionics. It has dual G5's, GTN 650 WAAS and STEC55 to mention a few.
I'm sure I'll have lots of questions for the group later, but wanted to introduce myself and say hello.