Skills Assessment: Lesson 2 Flying Again

Tonight I remembered why I fell in love with flying.  The skies were beautiful with the sun setting on the horizon, breathtakingly peaceful.  I’m controlling an airplane at 3,000’ and below, practicing maneuvers I haven’t done in ages.  It feels good again.  I’m remembering and performing each task asked of …

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Flying the Champ: Taildragger Heaven

I walked out to the ramp to begin my preflight on the Champ.  I reached up to run my hand along the wing, and it gave under the light touch of my fingers.  I sucked in my breath and exclaimed, “It’s fabric!” I admired it and was in awe of …

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Flying Again: I’m Back!

Grabbing my flight bag from the truck; I slung it over my shoulder and closed the door.  Turning I stopped and looked at the FBO, took a depth breath and smiled.  I’m back; after two years away, I’m finally back to train again. 

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New Year, New Goals, New Possibilities

Here I am looking back at 2015, starring down 2016 and wondering exactly what this next year has in store for me.  2015 certainly didn’t go as I had hoped it would, but in the end, it’s been an amazing year in spite of battling breast cancer, and several family …

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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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Cross Country Flights and The Wind

Today was to be my first dual cross country flight.  We’ve been trying to get this done for about a month and the weather just hasn’t cooperated.  I know no matter what time of year you end up planning cross country flights, there are weather issues to contend with no …

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Embracing Change: A New Flight School

In some ways, I’m a little strange when it comes to change.  It’s something I’ve always embraced fairly eagerly.  There’s something exciting about change and it’s usually a good thing. It means I’m stretching myself and pushing myself out of my comfort zone.  It’s not ever easy but I find …

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Passing the FAA Written Exam

The last two weeks of Ground School were pretests for the actual written.  My goal was to take the FAA written exam within two weeks of class finishing while everything is still fresh in my head.

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Gusty Conditions

The skies are amazing today.  It’s 81 and breezy on the ground.  I’m flying at 5:30 this evening and I can’t wait to get to the airport.  It’s calling my name, and I can’t get back there fast enough.

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