Tag Archives: pilot

Fit to Fly: So the drama…

I did it! FINALLY got my Airman’s Medical Certificate. Now I have a shiny new, First Class Medical, again. WAHOO!!! But just like most things in life, it was not without it’s little dramas. I was lucky enough to come … Continue reading

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Dream Killer – Running from Aviation

I attended a Holiday party recently where I met a FORMER pilot. Not really that unusual, but what was unusual was his attitude about flying. His whole world was aviation. He said he ate, drank, slept and breathed it. His … Continue reading

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Helicopter Barbie

Yes, that’s right. Barbie is now officially RATED to fly a helicopter. The folks at Mattel and Barbie’s agents have come to an “agreement” that Barbie can PUBLICLY do more than lay on the beach, ride ponies and swim like … Continue reading

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Toddler’s First Supervised Solo Flight…

Date: September 27, 2010, 11:16 AM Aircraft Type: Kite Aircraft Ident: KYT02 Route of Flight: From: Southmoor Park, Denver To: Southmoor Park, Denver Remarks & Endorsements: First Supervised Solo Flight Total Duration of Flight: 90 seconds (approx.) Yes, my three-year … Continue reading

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A Look in the Mirror

The view in the mirror isn’t always what’s expected. Several weeks ago, I was graced with the awareness of an inspiring woman, Karlene Petitt. I was introduced to her via the Airplane Geeks Podcast. I listened to her banter back … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Year Makes

One year and ten weeks ago, I made an attempt to start over in the great state of Texas. I quickly discovered it wasn’t a good fit. So with the help of another Sister-Friend, I once again packed my daughter, … 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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