Author Archives: dgstein

How my view of the world changed

Previously I wrote about the rescue of Marcus Luttrell from the perspective of the pilot that picked him up. It changed the way I view training, the process of building skills, and keeping skills current. I also now think differently … Continue reading

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It all comes together

This is part three of a three part series I wrote for the the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Newsletter. In August of 2014, I attended a presentation by an Air Force Reserve Helicopter pilot. The story changed my outlook on … Continue reading

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All quiet on the southern front

This is part two of a three part series I wrote for the the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Newsletter. In August of 2014, I attended a presentation by an Air Force Reserve Helicopter pilot. The story changed my outlook on … Continue reading

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You can’t always get what you want but sometimes you get what you need

This is a part one of a three part series I wrote for the the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Newsletter. In August of 2014, I attended a presentation by an Air Force Reserve Helicopter pilot. The story changed my outlook … Continue reading

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Humble beginnings, middles, and ends

A recent promotion in the Civil Air Patrol, a meeting with the Air Force Reserve Group NCO of the Quarter Board, and Air Force Reserve training generated many thoughts about humbleness.   Beginning The weekend started with me meeting the … Continue reading

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One and Done

Since the original purpose of this blog was to track my progress on getting back into flying, I should probably update how my last BFR went. My BFR was due Jun 2013. I didn’t get around to it. My previous … Continue reading

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Filling the gap

Filling the gap. Gaps in life seem to be a common theme for me lately. There hasn’t been a blog update in about 6 months. I haven’t flown in about a year. My BFR expired in June 2013 and I … Continue reading

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