An Air Force trained BMET

I realize that I haven’t explained anything about my work background.  I am an Air Force trained Biomedical Equipment Technician, in other words, I can repair medical equipment. I’ve been doing just that for the last 30 years.  My specialties are anesthesia machines and bedside monitoring.  Although I’ve specialized over …

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Frustration with landings

Awe, the fog, she be the devil today.  I was scheduled for an 8 am flight but Robert called early and rescheduled me for 1:30 pm because we had such poor visibility this morning. I miss the early flight but will be glad to be back in the air today …

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A Little Perspective

I love the Disney movie Ratatouille, not only because of how it expresses a love of food in a way that I can relate to but because of Remy and his wonderful outlook on life.  Remy’s passion and enthusiasm are infectious. As the movie progresses, he doesn’t change regardless of …

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Just Like I Remember

I’ve been waiting my whole life to do a ‘touch and go!’  I used to watch the planes at night while sitting near the runway on base doing touch and go’s when I was in the Air Force.  The C-5’s practiced at Sheppard AFB back when I was there for training and I …

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My first Flight Trip

Today is my first road trip or you might say flight trip. I have 5.7 hours on my log book now. We taxied out and I got us airborne. It’s still an amazing feeling for me that I can put an airplane in the air. We headed towards Monroe for …

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It’s a No-Go

A long night of heavy rain made for an incredibly foggy morning.  I was scheduled for an 8 am flight.  I showed up and knew when I arrived that visibility was a problem and that we wouldn’t be flying today.  Instead of it being a wasted day, Robert used this …

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Fanning the Flames

The thought of not ever flying again makes me feel empty inside.  I’ve never felt so alive as when I’m in control of an aircraft.  There is something about it that wakes my soul and burns hot in my chest; a longing that I didn’t know was even there until …

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A Perfect View

The view from the cockpit is unbelievable this evening. Glancing out of the window I see the sun bidding me farewell behind billowing clouds.  I wish that I could share this with you but a picture just wouldn’t do it justice even if I could stop long enough to snap …

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A Stranger in the Cockpit

My first evening flight is scheduled for 7:30pm.  An afternoon thunderstorm rolled through about 5:30 and moved on to the East leaving behind cooler temperatures and clear, smooth skies. I was eager to get to the airport and get back in the air; it’s the one thing that calls to …

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