How Flying Is A Walk Of Faith

 “Sometimes a pilot has to take a firm grip on emotions, forcing oneself to take a firm control of a nervous stomach or shaking hand.”  Weather Flying, Robert N. Buck Aviation is a world seeped in perceptions of thrills and frightful emotions.  In reality, it requires just the opposite.  Being led by ones emotions […]

What Is So Wrong About Distraction?

As a former air traffic controller and current private pilot, we learned about distraction –  to recognize, mitigate and, avoid it in my work environment was a core part of training. In the air traffic world, side conversations and noise not related to the work at hand was watched for meticulously. Why?  Everyone knew distraction […]

If It Is The Joyland Carousel Then It Is Wonderful Wichita!

 My husband and I recently visited Botanica, The Wichita Gardens.  This is the new home for the Joyland Carousel scheduled to be open to the public fall of 2019.  I have know this was coming, seen pictures and layouts, but it was not until this visit and seeing the building site, did I truly […]

If You Are In Kansas Then You Can Be An Aviator

This was my second year as an exhibitor at Kansas Aviation Day.  I and a fellow Advocate Wing member participated on the behalf of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) to showcase yet another way Kansas Aviation is employed. Since a majority of MAF’s fleet of almost 50 aircraft based in 17 countries are Cessna Aircraft from […]

Exciting First Steps For Biplane Dream Underway!

Exciting First Steps! The beginning is the most important part of the work. -Plato The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tzu It has begun.  After: the initial transport from my hangar to the EAA workshop last July, collecting of plans, Oshkosh, coordinating work teams, the fall fly-in season and the […]

Two Unusual Exciting Ways To A Pilot’s Licence

“Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth would be to have been young and never dreamed at all.”  Jean Genet Acquiring a private pilot’s licence in the United States is fairly straightforward: Pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s(FAA) written exam Take flying (and landing) lessons from a FAA certified flight instructor (CFI) for at […]

How One Decision Made A Dream Soar

A couple of years ago, I heard about The Kansas Air Tour.  I was attending another aviation event and several of my pilot friends had just landed at Jabara Airport, where the tour ended.   It was at that moment I unconsciously made one decision this is something I would like to do. At the time […]

How To Stay Up To Date On EAA Airplane Building

“To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. To fly is everything.”  – Otto Lilienthal An airplane building project my father began in the 1960s has been re-begun.   “The Biplane – A Dream And Hope Resurrected” post provides the background for the extraordinary turn of events that has resurrected a dream all but […]

Cessna Aircraft And Showing Love For The Isolated

“That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.”   Deut 11: 21 Recently I was privileged to be part of a delegation who converged  at the Textron Customer Delivery Center in Independence, KS […]