When I came home from my check ride waving a private pilot ticket, her joy matched my own. A few months later, I bought a Cirrus SR22, which I flew for the next 10 years and 2,000 hours. Its tail number was N907DR, representing her birthday and my initials, showing it belonged to both of us. We had many adventures together in that airplane, traveling throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Our first three-day transcontinental flight to our summer home in Maine was a marvelous adventure, culminating in spectacular sights as we descended through the clouds near Portland, broke out into beautiful summer sunshine and flew up the Maine coast at 2,500 feet.