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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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.  …

Continue reading