A Little Perspective

I love the Disney movie Ratatouille, not only because of how it expresses a love of food in a way that I can relate to but because of Remy and his wonderful outlook on life.  Remy’s passion and enthusiasm are infectious. As the movie progresses, he doesn’t change regardless of …

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Just Like I Remember

I’ve been waiting my whole life to do a ‘touch and go!’  I used to watch the planes at night while sitting near the runway on base doing touch and go’s when I was in the Air Force.  The C-5’s practiced at Sheppard AFB back when I was there for training and I …

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My first Flight Trip

Today is my first road trip or you might say flight trip. I have 5.7 hours on my log book now. We taxied out and I got us airborne. It’s still an amazing feeling for me that I can put an airplane in the air. We headed towards Monroe for …

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It’s a No-Go

A long night of heavy rain made for an incredibly foggy morning.  I was scheduled for an 8 am flight.  I showed up and knew when I arrived that visibility was a problem and that we wouldn’t be flying today.  Instead of it being a wasted day, Robert used this …

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Fanning the Flames

The thought of not ever flying again makes me feel empty inside.  I’ve never felt so alive as when I’m in control of an aircraft.  There is something about it that wakes my soul and burns hot in my chest; a longing that I didn’t know was even there until …

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A Perfect View

The view from the cockpit is unbelievable this evening. Glancing out of the window I see the sun bidding me farewell behind billowing clouds.  I wish that I could share this with you but a picture just wouldn’t do it justice even if I could stop long enough to snap …

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A Stranger in the Cockpit

My first evening flight is scheduled for 7:30pm.  An afternoon thunderstorm rolled through about 5:30 and moved on to the East leaving behind cooler temperatures and clear, smooth skies. I was eager to get to the airport and get back in the air; it’s the one thing that calls to …

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We are Halfway There

We are the current Ground School Class at Wilgrove, http://www.wilgroveairport.net/.  All of us are training and working towards our license.  We are at different flying experience levels but ground school puts us all in here together trying to accomplish one goal, the knowledge to pass the exam.  We are about halfway …

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Stalls and Recoveries

It’s been nine days since my last flight and I can’t even say why or how that happened, but life gets busy and so do I.  The weather has also been a factor as we are in a cycle of afternoon thundershowers since summer has rolled in upon us. Today …

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S-turns and Dutch Rolls

After sweating like a big dog last Tuesday afternoon, I decided during the summer months that unless I have to, I’m done with 4 o’clock, 100 degree flying days.  Did you know that there is no air conditioning in most of the single engine planes? Well at least not from …

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