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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Flying With Friends

Today I’m the official amateur photographer for an adventure flight with my friends and fellow pilots, Chris and Eric.  Eric messaged us for a New Year’s Day flight to the Pik-n-Pig in Carthage at 5NC3 airport and I can’t think of a better way to start 2015 than by going …

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Some Days It’s Enough, but Other Days I Long for More

Some days it’s enough to just look up at the sky and watch planes fly over, but other days, the pull of something more exciting calls me by name and beckons for me to come. It’s an airplane with my name on it that longs to be flown as much …

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A Look at the 2014 Blue Angels Homecoming

Coming home to Pensacola for the first time since 2009 wasn’t only my homecoming this year, but also the 100th Anniversary of the Navy and the Blue Angels 2014 Homecoming Show.  I hadn’t seen the Blue Angels fly in years.  I love an air show and seeing them at home …

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Amazing Beach Flying from PNS

Becoming a pilot opens up a whole new world of possibilities that you may never knew existed.  Returning home to Pensacola for my first visit since 2009 held a special excitement for me.  Not only is it the Navy’s 100th Anniversary, the Blue Angels are flying this weekend and I …

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Change is in the Air

Change is inevitable.  It can come suddenly and unexpectedly.  It can gnaw at you for weeks or months and just be an uncomfortable feeling where you just know that you need to make a change.  It’s not something most of us enjoy or even like to go through normally. Making …

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I Dream of an Adventure

Flying is a breath of fresh air in my week.  A time to get away from it all and think about nothing else, because when you’re learning to fly, that’s all you can do is focus on the task at hand if you want to learn to do it right.  …

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My First Solo: Struggles turn to joy

“I’m flying a plane all by myself!” I say out loud to the empty seat beside me and smile. I radio my position, “Wilgrove traffic, this is Cherokee six seven niner two Juliet turning downwind for runway three five, Wilgrove.” I glance to my right and to my left to …

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A look at the Winston Salem Air Show 2014

The P51D Mustang, “Angels Playmate” is the center piece of the air show today and it’s absolutely stunning.  It’s a replica of Colonel Bruce Carr’s P51.  You can read about the history of him and his Mustang here… http://www.rb-29.net/html/50FtrPltStory/FtrPltStory/50.01.00.htm and more about the history of “Angels Playmate” here http://www.warbirdregistry.org/p51registry/p51-4463810.html . Watching it …

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Flying Just for Fun Today

I needed a break from flying lessons and wanted to go up and just fly for the fun of it again.  Sometimes flight instruction gets to be a lot like work and awfully stressful. So I asked for a chance to just go fly again, get away and remember what …

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