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November 19, 2016
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Cleared For Take-Off

As most of you know by now, I have begun my training to become a commercial pilot.  I’ve surrendered my dock space on the river, and am living peacefully at anchor in Lake Sylvia. In this new pursuit, I have met with a mild degree of opposition, not unlike that which I faced when I […]

February 7, 2016
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First Flight

June, 1986 I was 13 years old when my mother saw the local flight school’s ad in the paper offering five dollar rides. I remember her driving me and my younger siblings to the airport after church that day in our dark blue Chevy Caprice Classic. I was still dressed in my 1980’s “Sunday best”. […]