My First RC Jet Fly-in

After being turned away at the balloon fest due to high winds in the morning.  We decided to check out the area.  Zebulon has no hotels and the closest city is Wilson, about 20 miles away.  We decided to check out the town while waiting for balloon launch time.  They have an airport right behind the hotel, so we decided to venture to it and see if anything was flying.  I can always take a picture or two of an airplane, right?

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The WRAL Balloon Festival in Zebulon, NC

If it flies, it will probably get my attention.  When I was at Sun n’ Fun earlier this year, they were scheduled for a balloon launch early one morning.  I’d never seen a hot air balloon up close and I wanted to photograph them.  The pictures I’ve seen are so beautiful, so I thought it would be amazing to get a chance to see them.  I got up early and got my camera ready and never saw a balloon.

What I found to photo instead.
What I found to photo instead.

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Reconstruction Surgery Behind Me

It’s been just over two weeks since my reconstruction surgery was done after my mastectomy. I was looking forward to getting this one behind me.  It’s been a lot more difficult and painful than I thought it would be, and they only gave me two weeks of medical leave this time.  I’ve struggled more with this surgery than I thought I would have.

My first outing after getting my drain out.
My first outing after getting my drain out.

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Warbirds over the Beach Air Show 2015

I obviously have a thing for airplanes, but I think there’s a difference between enjoying flying and really admiring the workmanship and engineering that goes into building aircraft.  I love to fly, but I’m amazed at the technology that goes into creating and designing airplanes.  Taking a concept from the drawing board, to manufacturing and ultimately to flying has to be an unbelievable process.  I not only admire this but love the beautifully crafted results, especially designs that are successful and have stood the test of time through the ages. The distinct and unique sounds of an engine that fit perfectly with a breathtaking frame, conjure up images in my mind of days past when these beauties were abundant and filled the skies with their presence.    

P51 Double Trouble Two in front of a hanger at the Military Aviation Museum
P51 Double Trouble Two in front of a hanger at the Military Aviation Museum

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