A Visit to the National Naval Aviation Museum

Home for me is Pensacola, Florida.  I may not live there any more, but I still have family there.  I don’t visit as often as I’d like to, but I’ve been trying to get home more these days. I planned a trip home after recovering from my last reconstruction surgery …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Biplane Flying in a WACO: My Dream Plane

I’ve dreamed of flying in a biplane since I was sixteen years old, after reading Richard Bach’s, Illusions.  His tales of barnstorming across the farm fields of the midwest wrapped my imagination around a world that was completely foreign to me.  It was one I longed to experience for myself. …

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Sun-n-Fun 2015 Air Show Recap

My first really big air show and it’s in my home state of Florida.  I started thinking about it last year when my brother-in-law mentioned that it was right in his back yard.  After being grounded and trying to find a way to stay connected to flying, planes and people …

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Time to Visit the Aviation Medical Examiner

My wonderful oncologist, true to his word, got me in to the Senior Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) to work with me on getting back to flying.  I was so excited to have this appointment scheduled; I couldn’t wait to go.  It’s probably the first time that I’ve ever been anxious …

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Flying with Friends to The Pik-n-Pig

One of the things you look forward to when you get your pilot’s license is flying somewhere to eat.  In my neck of the woods, it’s the Pik-n-Pig in Carthage, NC.  It’s one of the most talked about fly-in places around, and one that everyone looks forward to flying to …

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My First GoPro Video

GoPro has taken adventures to an all new level with the availability and size of their video cameras.  The amazing assortment of mounts makes it easy to find the right mount for any adventure you want to take one on. http://gopro.com/

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My First Dual Cross Country Flight

The weather finally cooperated and I was able to complete my first dual cross country flight. I’ve been trying to get my cross country in for about a month, and the weather has been so wet and windy that it was cancelled multiple times.  If you’re a student pilot, you …

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