There is important news from this weekend.  I achieved my goal — to receive a complex aircraft endorsement by the end of 2011.  The endorsement took about ten hours of instruction in a Piper Arrow II (PA-28R-200).  We could justifiably gripe a bit about the glide ratio of the Arrow, but it is a forgiving, enjoyable, and I think capable cross-country machine.  Next step…a real cross-country flight!