Weather and Aviation

I have always been fascinated with weather but not to the extent that aviation has mandated since I started flying.  A constant look to the skies now not only includes the hum of an engine but a look to assess the cloud cover, wind speed and direction as well.  A …

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Passing the FAA Written Exam

The last two weeks of Ground School were pretests for the actual written.  My goal was to take the FAA written exam within two weeks of class finishing while everything is still fresh in my head.

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Reflections on a Year Lived

I stand here today at 51, looking back over this past year, and reflecting on all the things that I’ve done and all the changes that have occurred.  It’s a good feeling and I’ve had a great year, full of new challenges, and new adventures. There are things I would …

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A look at the Winston Salem Air Show 2014

The P51D Mustang, “Angels Playmate” is the center piece of the air show today and it’s absolutely stunning.  It’s a replica of Colonel Bruce Carr’s P51.  You can read about the history of him and his Mustang here… http://www.rb-29.net/html/50FtrPltStory/FtrPltStory/50.01.00.htm and more about the history of “Angels Playmate” here http://www.warbirdregistry.org/p51registry/p51-4463810.html . Watching it …

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Flying Just for Fun Today

I needed a break from flying lessons and wanted to go up and just fly for the fun of it again.  Sometimes flight instruction gets to be a lot like work and awfully stressful. So I asked for a chance to just go fly again, get away and remember what …

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And then I began to Dream again…

An Andy Stanley quote, “When your memories exceed your dreams, the end is near.” The first time I ever saw this quote, I thought it was the most depressing thing I had ever heard. I thought long and hard about it.  I realize that it’s about the end of life.  …

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Gusty Conditions

The skies are amazing today.  It’s 81 and breezy on the ground.  I’m flying at 5:30 this evening and I can’t wait to get to the airport.  It’s calling my name, and I can’t get back there fast enough.

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