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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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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We are Halfway There

We are the current Ground School Class at Wilgrove, http://www.wilgroveairport.net/.  All of us are training and working towards our license.  We are at different flying experience levels but ground school puts us all in here together trying to accomplish one goal, the knowledge to pass the exam.  We are about halfway …

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Stalls and Recoveries

It’s been nine days since my last flight and I can’t even say why or how that happened, but life gets busy and so do I.  The weather has also been a factor as we are in a cycle of afternoon thundershowers since summer has rolled in upon us. Today …

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S-turns and Dutch Rolls

After sweating like a big dog last Tuesday afternoon, I decided during the summer months that unless I have to, I’m done with 4 o’clock, 100 degree flying days.  Did you know that there is no air conditioning in most of the single engine planes? Well at least not from …

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It’s a Hot One

It’s 3:30 on a Friday afternoon, and I’m getting ready to leave work to go flying.  Life is good; I’m scheduled for a 4:30 flight today and it’s 100 degrees outside.  I don’t care, all I can think about is getting back in a plane and mingling with the clouds …

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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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Flight Instructor Required

Maybe I didn’t go through a long, painstaking process to find a flight instructor, maybe I should have interviewed several but I found the whole process overwhelming and extremely stressful. I didn’t have any idea what to ask or what to look for when trying to find the perfect instructor.

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The Ground School Hunt is on

After my ‘Discovery Flight’ and deciding that I wanted to pursue my Private Pilot License (PPL), I knew I needed to take Ground School as part of obtaining my PPL. Ground School teaches you the flight and aircraft operating procedures, aeronautical knowledge and information you need to pass the FAA …

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