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Oct 10, 2018 – The Lucky Bee Sting

I’ve been bored as hell lately. That has been due to a number of factors; namely a very light to non-existent work schedule, lots of rain and inclement weather, a wife that isn’t free to travel or even go to … Continue reading

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October 7, 2018 – Bored out of my mind….

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OMG.  You’d think that getting paid to stay home would be a dream come true.  It isn’t for me – I’m way too much a type A. The Westwind simulator has broken pretty hard this week, and the client load … Continue reading

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Aug 26, 2018 – Aug 27, 2018: First Contract Trip

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First Leg from Indianapolis, IN to Mansfield, OH: It is Sunday morning, 8/26, at around 8:15 am when we get to the airplane. The Captain for this mission, we’ll call him George to maintain a semblance of privacy for the … Continue reading

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Aug 25, 2018 – First Contract Trip: Getting Started

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So here I am – 60 years old and still getting excited about life in general. I’m working for a solid firm instructing pilots that fly corporate jets, and now I’m heading out to gain the practical experience that will … Continue reading

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Aug 26, 2018 Breaking the ICE

This blog is about working out the bugs in a new relationship I’ve established with a pilot clearing house of sorts. Trying to get that first flight in the books before I lose interest. The route to accomplishing that can … Continue reading

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Aug 25, 2018 – How to add flying to this thing of ours…..

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Investigating the possibilities: I enjoy classroom and sim instructing in these jets, but feel the need to back it up with real experience. Actually flying is more fun, gives you the street creds to speak more confidently, and I think … Continue reading

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Aug 22, 2018 – Goals and Options Coming Alive!

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Holy cow!! I have managed to go from relaxed and laid back, to getting busy and worrying about fitting it all in!  I’m going to get healthier and start flying jets this week (following post), while waiting to hear my … Continue reading

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Aug 18, 2018 – Lot’s going on..

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Health and Fitness Project: After a visit to a new doctor back in April, I weighed in at my heaviest weight ever – 250 lbs with clothes on in the middle of the day. That translates to 243 lbs as measured … Continue reading

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Aug 3, 2018 – Recurrent Astra

I am 60 years old now, and have accepted that I’ll never be as good a pilot or instructor as I’d like to be. I will, however, be comfortable being as good as I can be, and will strive to … Continue reading

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Jul 17, 2018 – Finding that Perfect Balance

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Our home life is amazing – we love our house and our neighbors. The relationship I have with my wife, Beverly, only ever gets better. Our deck construction project is almost complete, and the parents living with us are returning to … Continue reading

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