Category Archives: Aviation

41,558,400

It was 41,558,400 seconds since the last post was added to this site. 1 year, 3 months, and 24 days. My faithful followers have asked me countless times when the next post is coming to BornWithoutWings.com? Wait no more two pals … Continue reading

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I was awarded a Flying Scholarship

In the Fall of 2012 the Aircraft Owner and Pilot Association (AOPA) awarded 4 scholarships, and they deemed me worthy enough to receive one! Four different organizations sponsored the scholarships through AOPA. My sponsor was the respected aviation supply and … Continue reading

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Pie from Across the State

I flew across the country! Well according to what the FAA considers a cross country trip. I traveled for the first time in a plane that I was flying over 50 natuical miles from my home airport. My trip was … Continue reading

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First Solo Flight at 13.5 hours!

Pre-Solo: Life is about tests, tests that need a pencil, tests of character, tests from God, and of course tests from the FAA. I passed my first test (not counting my medical exam) that stands between me and my pilot … Continue reading

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Lesson 8: New Airport!

Today’s lesson started with the realization that I know next to nothing about the plane that is keeping me in the air. I can tell that skip is prepping me for my Solo. This morning he was asking questions about … Continue reading

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Lessons 5, 6, 7: Steep Turns, Touch and Goes and mostly not air sick!

I owe you a few flight lesson write ups. So grab some popcorn and enjoy: Radio Talk Unlike other Primary student pilots, I’m not scared on the radio. I haven’t been since that first lesson, but boy, I am making … Continue reading

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Lesson 4: Slow flight and stalls. part 2

I took some raw ginger about an hour before my flight and I thought it was helping with my nausea. I felt great up until after a few maneuvers. At that point, just a little bit of queasiness hit me. … Continue reading

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Lesson 4: Slow flight and stalls. part 1

My last flying lesson happened on President’s Day. I arrive at the airport and start inspecting the plane. She flew earlier that day by another Club member who is just about ready to take his Checkride. By the time Skip … Continue reading

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Weather, Nausea, and a New Runway! Oh, my!

Weather A cold front moved into South West Florida precisely when I wanted to fly on Saturday morning. As Skip and I were preflighting N3521Q, some nasty low clouds came in and we thought we might have to cancel our … Continue reading

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Lesson 2: Don’t fight the plane.

Today’s flying lesson was one chock full of experience. Last week we did the walk around together, this morning he held the book while I did most of the work, prepping myself for when I have to do the preflight … Continue reading

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