A Moment to Grieve: A Spark Gone Out

As I sit here pondering life today, I am profoundly saddened by the loss of Robin Williams.  Such a sad, tragic end to a beautiful life, and you wonder how it could come to this?  He made us laugh, he made us cry, he made us look at ourselves and …

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Run-up Issue and Plane Changes

I have another 7 pm flight scheduled for tonight.  I’m filled with excitement as I pull up to the airport.  It’s beautiful out and only a few clouds around.  It’s still warm from the heat of the day but cooling and the wind is light.

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The Home Field Advantage

Another day of practicing landings but at my home field today.  I have a 7pm flight tonight; I love flying this time of day.  The sky is spectacular and the weather has cleared from all the rain this weekend.  I arrive early just to take it all in; I love …

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Determination and Practice

It’s time to figure this landing thing out and get it down. I told Robert to work me and help me get this done. I want to know what I’m doing wrong and how to make it right.  He was correcting me and honing my skills and definitely working me …

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I want It as much as I want to Breathe

Have you ever wanted something so badly that it consumes every waking moment?  It might even consume your dreams as it has mine.  I want to solo so badly I can taste it.  Brent Owens says it perfectly on his blog http://iflyblog.com/2014/04/04/solo-flow/ , that “…it’s one of the few things that drives …

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Getting the Hang of It

Another nine days have past since my last flight.  I tried to go this week but the weather was truly uncooperative and I had a vacation to the beach that was waiting for my arrival.  I didn’t want it to be this long between flights but sometimes you just can’t …

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And Still I Practice

My flight on Tuesday got cancelled due to some bad storms that rolled through the area.  It was a good call because we had some serious flooding with trees down and pea size hail thrown in as well.  The best thing is we had been sitting near 100 degrees for …

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An Air Force trained BMET

I realize that I haven’t explained anything about my work background.  I am an Air Force trained Biomedical Equipment Technician, in other words, I can repair medical equipment. I’ve been doing just that for the last 30 years.  My specialties are anesthesia machines and bedside monitoring.  Although I’ve specialized over …

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Frustration with landings

Awe, the fog, she be the devil today.  I was scheduled for an 8 am flight but Robert called early and rescheduled me for 1:30 pm because we had such poor visibility this morning. I miss the early flight but will be glad to be back in the air today …

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