Originally Posted by jhns
Using your calculations, how do you get 7-8?
Leave at 8:30.
+3 hours for flight = 11:30
+2 hour meeting = 1:30
+3 hour flight back = 4:30
Your time leaves an editional three hours for meeting with Manning, for five total, if they don't come back until 7:30. 7:30 isn't too late either. Take them to dinner after the defensive staff works them out.
No way they have a 2 hour window to land, meet, then get back to the plane. They'd spend 90% of that 2 hours just en route.