This isn’t anything fancy. I’m just trying to chronicle my path back into aviation and give back to the world a portion of what I have learned from the web. My story isn’t unique. I may just be one of the few actually telling the story.
I earned my Private pilot’s license in Dec 1995. I was checked out in the clubs 172, 172RG, 182, T182, and TR182. I got a little time in the 210 but did not get checked out in it. I stopped flying in Jun 1999 due to a career change and move to the west coast.
Around the age of 16 or 17, I told myself I would fly and work in aviation. In 1995, I had it all. Then life happened – Kids, Family. The result of life happening was I wasn’t doing either of the things I set out to do. I thought aviation was just a chapter in my life I could close and I could move on. In 2010 and 2011, I decided I needed to go back to at least one of my goals. I contacted a local CFI in 2011 and got current again. The details of that journey are in this blog. The rest of the story is about keeping flying as a part of my life – a never ending chapter. There is a saying that to fly you need two things – airspeed and money. Actually there is a third, a strong support network. From blogs, friends and family, and groups in the community (EAA and CAP) I am finding that network.
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