Enjoying my favorite part right now, the warbirds! After the airspace reopens we'll be heading to visit my grandmother in upper MI, KCMX. I'll be without internet and cell service until Monday, eek! How will I survive? ;) I will update once I get back into Fredrick. In the meantime, check out me and my girl, Ariel Tweto!
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Go listen to livea.tc/i we're livestreaming, including me. Eek!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
At the booth, discussions with new and potential clients included not only insurance, but dream aircraft and how to get more woman involved in aviation. One client surprised me because he recognized me as well as my name from the AOPA article. That was a new one for me.
It can be torture staying inside when great performances and presentations are going on, today was Bob Hoover day and I am so jealous Bob got to go see him talk. Alas, I had bizniz to attend to! I'll have to have Bob give you the rundown in a guest post sometime.
I was not all work no play today, however. We were to meet some underwriters from another insurance company that night and they treated us all to helicopter rides before our meal. I had gone on several rides in my Oshkosh attendee past, but never during the airshow. An aerial view of the Aeroshell team performance and the added bonus of seeing the Farmer's Airship (the largest in the country) take off are not to be forgotten.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
|Lights of Metro Detroit|
|We didn't get any rain!|
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
|Bob on the crown line|
|Tailwind shadow over the runway|
|Bob gets the controls!|
|Post splash, time to dash!|
|Happy pilot and passengers :)|
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Wait! There's more! We have a video!
Monday, July 18, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Episode #5 was all about you, an entire episode of answering listener mail. We had some great questions and submissions and really enjoyed taking time to answer them.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Check out below for the video. We attached a bendy tripod to my digital camera to take the video. So you'll get Bob the photographer's view of the launch, complete with shutter sounds :P
What an amazing experience I will never forget. So sad to see the shuttle program go.
Check back daily for highlights from our trip including two new $100 Hamburgers to add to the list!
Saturday, July 9, 2011
We landed in the middle of nowhere, SC! The airport, Low Country, KRBW, has a lot of history, though! It used to be a Air Force field, the Tuskegee Airmen trained here and it used to house German prisoners during the war. There is a very nice FBO and three crosswind runways with fresh paint. The Glasair is tucked into a hangar in case the storms north of us hit here. We had to turn around and land because it didn't seem safe to pick through. Yay for crazy summer weather!
Friday, July 8, 2011
*line in the road to get to parking
*line at parking
*line to pick up tickets
*line to get on bus
*line of busses into KSC
*line through security
*line to scan tickets
*line to get back on busses
We are presently in a line of busses headed to the causeway, our journey began at 1am this morning. Clouds are a high overcast. Still only 30% favorable for launch, but the shuttle is fueled, the astronauts are suited up and getting ready to board. Let's get 'er done!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
My intensive commercial pilot training (if you hadn't read about it already)
1. Navigating thunderstorms
2. Thunderstorm avoidance
3. What to expect if you’ve flown into a thunderstorm
4. Learning about gust fronts
5. The danger of downdrafts
6. Windshear and low level windshear awareness
7. Co-hosts stories of thunderstorm encounters
8. What are you waiting for? Listen now!
Friday, July 1, 2011
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