Journal Entry October 2013
My last journal entry mentioned that I was preparing for my XC solo. It was a great success and I thoroughly enjoyed it! At one of the airports I was landing at, there were skydivers descending near the runway as I was on base and final. Oh how I wish I could have taken pictures. It was a great view!
I am now preparing for my check ride. This has been going slow because of lack of time and funds at the time being. School has been quite busy and the money has been very tight. And last week I was distracted by another aviation adventure!
I have been reflecting back on the past nine months since SEEC (Space Exploration Educator Conference where I met Judy Rice and a few other people that have made a difference in my life recently) and am in awe at all of the incredible experiences and opportunities that I have had!! It has truly been amazing! I need to be tethered down so I do not float away!!!
I just had a most incredible week!! I got to help Ed Newberg, a friend from the CAF, fly his Red Baron Stearman from the CAF in Mesa, AZ to Hector, MN with a stop at some friends last Monday night in Lamar, CO. I did most of the flying and one take off! While I was there, Ed flew me in his Timm N2T-1 and he gave me 2 flight lessons in the R-44 Raven! His house is right on the Hector Municipal airport. He is the manager. He also gave me a ride in his 1928 Chevrolet, 1929 Ford Model A and a British Taxi!!
I am still on cloud 9 and wanted to share my excitement!! Oh yes, a couple days before our flight to MN, I did go up in the Stearman to get my aerobatic fix!! That was sooo fun, I could do that every day!! I am so glad I do not get airsick at all.
What a marvelous adventure you've been having, Diana! That is the greatest thing about aviation - the people who have a passion for it. Keep feeding your passion and keep us posted. Best to you!