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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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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A Woman’s First Discovery Flight Experience

Have you every dreamed of flying? No, not an out of body experience.  I’m talking about flying an airplane, sitting in a cockpit, engine screaming, barreling down a runway, pulling back on the control and getting that bad boy in the air!  I spent my whole life looking up at …

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