Who put the wall in my way?

One thing about diving into flying without any preconceived ideas, is that I really had no idea what to expect when I started this adventure.  I didn’t choose to talk to anyone about what the experience would be like or what I should expect.  On one hand that has been …

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Ashley’s First Solo

Today I want to celebrate with my dear friend and fellow student pilot Ashley.  She had her first solo flight today and I couldn’t be more excited for her! We have shared many days of excitement, disappointment and frustration together.  Her solo feels like it’s as much mine as it …

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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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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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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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Feel the Power

Today is my first real lesson and not just an “Intro Flight”.  I got a log book and a headset of my very own.  What more could a girl ask for? I was so excited and ready for this adventure to take flight.

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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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