But alas, the airplane had a mind of its own. Shortly after takeoff, the Aspen system began to offer a goofy display of various parameters. The electronic PFD was becoming a jumbled pixilation of colors. Apparently, it was time to test the retired airline guy. No copilot to consult. No dispatch to contact. Abort the mission or continue? “Fly the airplane first, Mr. Professional,” I chided myself.