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Naturally Me. A Hair Raising Expose

Since returning to the Mainland, I’ve suffered culture shock in many ways. Things from foods, the way people talk and even something as simple as the meaning of a smile. Who knew that a compulsive smiler could cause a near … Continue reading

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A Night to Remember – “Double” Date

I was recently browsing through photos and came across a group of photos from a dance I went to while at Colorado State University in 1992. I attended this dance every year I was there. This was the night I … Continue reading

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First Biennial Flight Review

The Biennial Flight Review, affectionately called the BFR by those who have any affection for reviews. I don’t count myself among them. According to FAA regulations, every two years pilots who have not earned new ratings or are not currently … Continue reading

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$100 Burger Run

    Well, my “$100 Burger Run” to Mau`i on August 14th was good. I took three friends from my bellydance class for their first ride in a small plane. The winds were interesting but not really scary. Winds were … Continue reading

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Scary Flight = Fun Flight Really Learning Crosswind Landings

The weather was… interesting to say the least. The remnants of a blown out hurricane were brushing the islands and forcing powerful winds ahead of it. I had scheduled a flight. My first in a month and a half according … Continue reading

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Right Downwind? Are you sure?

The weekend of July 4th, 2003, I got to play in the Kane`ohe airspace because the Marine base was “closed” for the Holiday and Bayfest. It was beautiful weather, the sky with just wisps of fluffy white and the water … Continue reading

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Check One, Check Two, Checkride

Okay, so it was 7:30 in the morning, and I was so nervous and excited I couldn’t eat, or sleep for the previous two days. I was at the school waiting for my Flight Examiner. It was the day of … Continue reading

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Second Cross Country Flight

My second solo cross-country flight followed the same route as my first. Out over Honolulu, east toward the south shore of Moloka`i, between the islands of Moloka`i and Lana`i and through the channel of Moloka`i and Mau`i to land with … Continue reading

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First Cross Country Solo Flight

Well, there I was. February 16, 2003, Sunday morning at 6:00 am. I showed my student pilot’s license to the gate security so I could get into the AOA (Airport Operations Area). When he cleared me in, I entered the … Continue reading

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My First Supervised Solo

I did my very first SOLO Flight ever! Yesterday, it was a beautiful morning! I woke up and was feeling great. I went to the airport, did my preflight check, and with my instructor pretending to be dumb, I took … Continue reading

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