For some life lasts a short while, but the memories it holds last forever.~Laura Swensen
Last year I enjoyed looking at my favorite flying moments of 2010, so I thought I would keep the tradition going because 2011 really is a year to beat!
June: Stuck Mic AvCast
I still claimed I was tricked into becoming the 4th co-host of this aviation podcast, but I don't regret it. I am really stepping out of my comfort zone, learning a lot, and getting to know some great people!
July 24: Oshkosh Airventure 2011
It felt great to be back! New for this year, I was working! Again, I met great people to include fellow podcasters, long time internet friends, and Ariel Tweto!
Just another trip to visit family at S37, but we found out that Quillson loves to fly and finally got to bring my cousins for their long awaited flight!
I highly recommend a beautiful flight and weekend stay on Ocracoke Island of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. On the way home pick up some aviation history where Wilber and Orville Wright completed the first successful flights in Kitty Hawk, NC!
October: Blowing Rock, NC
Wow, I must say that Grandfather Mountain is probably one of my favorite hikes I have ever done. I get an adrenaline rush just thinking about it. Blowing Rock is just a lovely area in itself. Read more about this amazing trip!!!
July: Splash and Dash
After many days of crewing for Tailwinds Over Frederick, it was now our turn to fly! We had what turned out to be a special flight for the hot air balloon, Tailwind, accomplishing the balloon's first splash n' dash!
Wow. Just wow. Many balloons, many colors, and a man strapped to a "chair" full of helium balloons. Just an amazing event to be a part of!
July : Last US Shuttle Launch
I got to experience a little piece of history, a moment I will never forget. If you read prior posts to this one, you'll see we went to Florida three times this year for shuttle launches. One which was cancelled, one which happened but disappeared quickly into overcast clouds, and then the final launch, that of the shuttle Atlantis.
March: Fly it Forward
I held an event and it won Frederick the title of the most Female Pilot Friendly Airport in the World! What an amazing event, girls and women smiling after there first flight and the excitement of aviation filled the air! This was a really "feel good" day and I look forward to doing so again in the New Year!
June: Commercial Pilot
This was tiring, six days straight of 8+ hours at the airport training, but on the 7th day I became a commercial pilot! I recorded this journey each day, just use the Google search in my side bar typing "Day 6" or another day to read what happened day to day.
September: We got engaged!
Now there was a great flight. I look forward to making more memorable flights with Bob in the new year as a married couple :)