My Private Pilot Checkride Story

It’s taken me longer than I planned to write about my checkride.  I think I was so exhausted that I just needed a little break.  I couldn’t seem to get my thoughts in place to tell you the story. Now I have, and here’s a little taste of that very …

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Skills Assessment: Lesson 2 Flying Again

Tonight I remembered why I fell in love with flying.  The skies were beautiful with the sun setting on the horizon, breathtakingly peaceful.  I’m controlling an airplane at 3,000’ and below, practicing maneuvers I haven’t done in ages.  It feels good again.  I’m remembering and performing each task asked of …

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For the Love of Mustang’s

It’s a beautiful spring day in Florida. Where getting away from the colder weather a bit farther north breathes a little fresh air into your soul, like a bud just emerging from the frost to bask in the sunlight.  That’s me on this wonderfully warm day in Kissimmee, Florida, add …

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Flying the Champ: Taildragger Heaven

I walked out to the ramp to begin my preflight on the Champ.  I reached up to run my hand along the wing, and it gave under the light touch of my fingers.  I sucked in my breath and exclaimed, “It’s fabric!” I admired it and was in awe of …

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Flying Again: I’m Back!

Grabbing my flight bag from the truck; I slung it over my shoulder and closed the door.  Turning I stopped and looked at the FBO, took a depth breath and smiled.  I’m back; after two years away, I’m finally back to train again. 

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My First Air to Air Photography Experience

Getting a chance to do an air to air photography shoot has been something I’ve dreamed about since I began photographing airplanes.  The beautiful shots that grace the covers of the aviation magazines with beautiful prop blur at sunset over an incredible location, conjured up images in my mind of …

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An FAA email and the Atlanta Warbirds Weekend 2016

The Atlanta Warbirds Weekend 2016, and I had planned on spending it photographing the wonderful warbirds that would be on display again this year for the Commemorative Air Force, Dixie Wing in Atlanta, Georgia.  I had planned this trip for months. I would be doing the aviation photography workshop for …

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Tamoxifen, Another Biopsy and Summer Vacation: Post Cancer Challenges

I was planning on writing about my experience with Tamoxifen earlier than this, but I was pretty much a poster child for it the first year.  I know, it’s hard to believe it’s been a year already.  I knew there were numerous side effects that you could experience while on …

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A Trip Back in Time: The Military Aviation Museum

There’s a place that’s turned the clock back in time, where you can not only see but hear the sounds of an era long past. It’s tucked away, just off the Virginia coast line in a little spot called Pungo.  They have a grass strip runway among the trees, and …

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A Sun-n-Fun Airshow 2016 Recap

Sun-n-Fun is the biggest airshow I’ve had the pleasure of attending so far, and situated right smack dab in the middle of sunny, beautiful Florida.  My home state.

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