Overcoming Barriers

Another flight around the pattern at Wilgrove, yesterday I faced a brick wall and let it defeat me, for a while.  I know that I’m tough on myself and that I expect perfection, but most of the time I stumble along the way.  I am precise, detail oriented and focused …

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Who put the wall in my way?

One thing about diving into flying without any preconceived ideas, is that I really had no idea what to expect when I started this adventure.  I didn’t choose to talk to anyone about what the experience would be like or what I should expect.  On one hand that has been …

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Ashley’s First Solo

Today I want to celebrate with my dear friend and fellow student pilot Ashley.  She had her first solo flight today and I couldn’t be more excited for her! We have shared many days of excitement, disappointment and frustration together.  Her solo feels like it’s as much mine as it …

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Lessons learned and emergency landing practice

Sunday evening turned out to be a very exciting lesson for me.  However, it didn’t start out that way.  My first trip around the pattern felt great, and everything was lining up for a perfect landing.  I got the plane all the way down and ballooned it, pushed in the …

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Friday Evening Flights

Friday evening has become my favorite day to fly each week.  After a long week of work and life, it’s a great way to just unwind and have fun.  I eagerly look forward to this all week, it’s the most fun I have and although it’s work since I’m still …

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A Tough Week

This week is a little departure from my flying experiences as there has been much sadness that I have encountered this week.  I have been moved to take a long look at life and in the process penned some introspective thoughts.  I know it may not be what you’re expecting …

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A Moment to Grieve: A Spark Gone Out

As I sit here pondering life today, I am profoundly saddened by the loss of Robin Williams.  Such a sad, tragic end to a beautiful life, and you wonder how it could come to this?  He made us laugh, he made us cry, he made us look at ourselves and …

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Run-up Issue and Plane Changes

I have another 7 pm flight scheduled for tonight.  I’m filled with excitement as I pull up to the airport.  It’s beautiful out and only a few clouds around.  It’s still warm from the heat of the day but cooling and the wind is light.

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The Home Field Advantage

Another day of practicing landings but at my home field today.  I have a 7pm flight tonight; I love flying this time of day.  The sky is spectacular and the weather has cleared from all the rain this weekend.  I arrive early just to take it all in; I love …

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