Monday, August 23, 2010

Freedom to Fly


I'm not sure how I missed this but AOPA put together a collection of videos for the 4th of July this year where people talk about the reasons they fly. Here are the links:

Also, here is the HD version of the National Aviation Day video I posted earlier which has some amazing pictures taken by pilots.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Learning to become a pilot - one person's experience

This was an interesting blog post in Forbes about one woman's quest to earn her pilot certificate. I certainly have never heard of an 8+ hour practical exam but I suppose it could be possible. It is worth a read however as it provides some perspective on the process but her's differed vastly from my experience. I enjoyed just about every moment in the air during my training.
http://blogs.forbes.com/wheelsup/2010/08/19/in-defense-of-elitists-–why-not-everybody-can-or-should-be-a-pilot/
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