Monday, February 11, 2013

So, things have been busy lately, but I will try to get you up to date on all that's been happening.
I have about 4 hours now, flying both a Cherokee 140 and a Cessna 150. I've worked on straight-and-level flight, some turns, slow flight and power-off stalls. I've also worked on weight and balance, making radio calls, and plotting courses on charts. On the mechanics side, I've worked on measuring engine parts to make sure they are within tolerances, did a compression test, and worked on things not related to airplanes, but still relevant. Now, I say I have worked on these things, but I have a long way to go till I master these things. There is a lot to learn, and it will take me a lot more than just a few months to learn it.
So, I have been home since the middle of December for Christmas break, and that might seem like a long break, but I had good reason for it. My baby brother Josiah Elias was born on Feb. 5th, so of course I wanted to wait until he came before going back to school. But, Lord willing, I will be returning to school this week or next week. It's time for me to get back to work, and learn how to fly!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I'm finally here at flight school! I have my own RV, and I'm getting settled in here nicely. I got a ride in a Stinson 108-3 twice, which was very fun as the pilot was getting his tail-wheel endorsement, and I kind of got a feel for something I'll be learning later on. I have some books I'm starting to study, Guided Flight Discovery Private Pilot, and Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook. I'm really excited, I'm going to be flying soon!

Monday, September 10, 2012

So, we weren't able to leave last Saturday for Eatonville because of our van, again. But, we got the part we needed today, and installation was fairly easy, so we are ready for the road, provided nothing else goes wrong. So once again I say, I am leaving on Saturday for flight school!

Monday, September 3, 2012

 This Saturday we left for Eatonville.

 But unfortunately, we didn't get far before we had to turn back due to an exhaust leak that was giving us very bad gas mileage. We drove to Grandpa's house were we set to work patching the leak. It took the rest of the day to finish the repair.

Pizza for dinner!
 We set out the next day, Sunday, in hopes that our patch job worked.

 It didn't. We didn't get very far before the van was cutting out and hesitating, and we had to turn back again. We decided that we needed to have some fun, since the disappointments of the day, so we camped out yesterday. We had a fire in our firepit, and then talked and played games till bedtime.

We all slept outside, some in our tent trailer, and some in a tent. It's been awhile since I slept  outside and with all my sisters, it was really fun!
When we got up this morning we cooked breakfast over the fire, cinnamon pancakes with cream cheese glaze, and sausage.

So, we are hoping to get the van fixed this week, and leave next weekend.I'm very excited to go!