I blew Flag around the same time. I had staff study after lunch, but often didn't go because of post. I blew at the beginning of lunch, and was in the air before anybody realized I was gone. I also hid in the mens room until boarding time, to minimize the chances of being spotted.
Yes I know - I noticed with few of your posts - but didn't know you also escaped.
It seems you have been wiser that I and I shall have wait for your company
At that time, Mark Pope would have been your handler on the blow drill. He was not violent though, no physical coercion ''only'' mind and emotionnal 8C pressure...
(like what Marty did with Annie Tidman to make her collapse)
I planned the escape for one month and sent via the post office (still operating at the time) half of my belongings, packed in large boxes, one at the time, to not being spotted on Cleveland. AS you, I had an irregular schedule after lunch that I took opportunity.
My stoopid bad was I left a letter, saying to leave me alone, and being certain I would be in the air when they would discover it.
I took about 10 big boxes at the airport, thus was not possible to hide in the lady's room
When I got in the cab, the driver said: Your are escaping girl ???? I said yes...How do you know? he said'' Well, there are many, we get used to it and you did the right thing... Then he gave me a few security tips to avoid the blow drill. He was about in his 50's - and had been so gentle and kind...I was terrified and he made me feel secured. I won't never forget.
If I'd be living around Clearwater now, and retired, I would put a sign on my car saying... S.O. you want to leave, get in this car NOW and you will be helped go back to life.
The only way out is to get in a car or a bus and leave, quietly without sorrow!
* planning an escape is a traumatic event - as you know if they get the idea, you will be lock somewhere or unver 24h watch. No one is prepared to this and no one thought he\she would have signed a billion year contract with a prison mind control camp infested with guards an watchers!