Igniting an Aviation Flame in the Young

As a parent, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a tiny spark of excitement light up in the eyes of a child when they experience something for the first time. The Montana AOPA Fly-in gave me and Matt (@wingedaviation) an opportunity to to talk to some of the youngest …

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My Private Pilot Checkride Story

It’s taken me longer than I planned to write about my checkride.  I think I was so exhausted that I just needed a little break.  I couldn’t seem to get my thoughts in place to tell you the story. Now I have, and here’s a little taste of that very …

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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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A Trip Back in Time: The Military Aviation Museum

There’s a place that’s turned the clock back in time, where you can not only see but hear the sounds of an era long past. It’s tucked away, just off the Virginia coast line in a little spot called Pungo.  They have a grass strip runway among the trees, and …

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