When A Chance Meeting Revealed A Legacy

“That is your legacy on this Earth when you leave this Earth: how many hearts you touched.” —Patti Davis While attending a monthly meeting of my local chapter of Women in Aviation, I was introduced to a gentleman who works for Flight Safety international.  I recognized his name and asked him if he was related to […]

What To Do When Catastrophe Strikes – Fly the Plane!

“It was not a crash.  We knew what we were doing.  It was a forced water landing.” – from the Movie, “Sully” Aviation, both as a pilot and an air traffic controller, have taught me what to do in an emergency:  Fly The Plane. When I found myself talking to an aircraft in distress, one […]

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Recalling My Solo Flight – Honoring The Moment

I flew my solo flight on January 10, 1992 at Jabara Airport (3KM at the time, now AAO) in a Cessna 152.  I wrote the following not long after that experience: My Solo Flight “I want you to taxi to the end, make two touch and gos, then full stop and come back here to […]

Doing Badly In The beginning Is A Start

 “Anything worth doing well is worth doing badly in the beginning” – Marshall Thurber  I do not like doing things badly.  I want to do things well.  The first time.  I see others doing a thing well, with grace and ease, so I jump in and, well, you all know the moment:  It feels so […]

The Most Important Reason To Keep A Journal

“Documenting little details of your everyday life becomes a celebration of who you are.” Carolyn V. Hamil There are many awesome personal reasons to keep a journal.  Lists of why and “how to” are abundant and for these reasons I have developed the habit of daily journaling.  However, there is a rather hidden reason to […]

It’s AWKWARD: First Flying Lesson

[social_warfare] “Anything worth doing well is worth doing badly in the beginning” – Marshall Thurber  “Even when it feels award…” – Nancy Cullen  I do not like doing things badly.  I want to do things well.  The first time.  I see others doing a thing well, with grace and ease, so I jump in and, well, […]

How To Celebrate Forty-Two Years Together?

Forty-Two years of marriage is big deal, but not in terms of milestones.  There is no special gift or stone.  It’s not rubies, emeralds, silver or gold.  It’s simply forty-two years.  So what does one do to celebrate? In our house, we chose to take a ride on a carousel.   Yep, you read that right-a […]

Calming Thanksgiving Afterthoughts From Maison Steinbuchel

Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often. – Johnny Carson The day before Thanksgiving is one of the heaviest travel days of the year.  This true of all modes of transportation, but […]

Here’s To Kansas Air Tour 2019 In The Bag

“There is no sport equal to that which aviators enjoy while being carried through the air on great white wings.” Wilbur Wright, 1905 The fall season is full of flying activities in Kansas.  Weather is generally more stable and cooler temperatures beckons one to the skies.  Don’t misunderstand, flying is great any time of the […]