Sunday, July 20, 2014

Patternwork with the Pooch


In my yoga sessions I have been doing for the past week, the instructor stressed the importance of showing up for yourself so your mind learns to trust itself. What she meant by this, was that by completing your commitments or practice, that your confidence will grow and therefore your abilities just by following through with your commitments. Today was one of those days that I showed up for myself...in the sky!

I fly often, but I'm not always PIC. I've noticed that not being 100% in charge has caused me to start leaning on other people in flight and not trusting my own skills. I was no longer OK with this so decided that some solo flight was necessary. But I didn't go 100% solo, my trusty flying sidekick, Turbo the Flying Dog had to join me!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SMAC076 What We Can Learn from Asiana Flight 214

The crew is here along with special guest Bill English, Lead Accident Investigator on Asiana Flight 214.
This was such a cool episode! Without further ado, listen now!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

REIL Remarks #21

 It's time for another segment of my blog featuring the funny finds in aviation publications! Happy almost-Friday!

"Trap and skeet shooting between RWY 01 and RWY 06." 1F2, New York.

Now that sounds like a party! Safety third!


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Getting Current & Confident


As you can probably tell from the lack of the usual activity in my blog, I have not been flying much lately, and in turn, lost my passenger currency. For those of you that know me well, I am constantly on the go throwing myself in one project or another with little rest in sight. It finally caught up with me and I had to reevaluate what activities I would continue to devote my time to and which would go. After much reflection, while many volunteer aviation activities would be put on the side burner, flying itself would never be on the cut list.


So after that decision was made, what was a girl to do? Get back in the left seat, of course! 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Life's a Whirlwind and the Latest SMAC

Oh my goodness time has been flying by! No pun intended as there hasn't been too much flying-but that should change soon. I would like to thank all my pilot friends who supported me and donated to The Out of the Darkness Overnight walk I did in Philly this past weekend! It was a remarkable (and tiring 16.4 mile) experience! As 4th of July approaches, summer parties and new housework, I still hope to add some new aviation goals while maintaining some sort of balance. To keep that balance, recently I had to take a recording off of Stuck Mic recently just to regain some quiet time before the chaos set in again. But, since I love supporting my silly gang of podcasters, here is the recent episode. Listen for me on the next one!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Back in the air-No longer a passenger

This weekend there was a reunion for a young adult church group I used to be very involved with back in Michigan. I was excited for the good flying weather as I have served mostly as a passenger for the last few months. While I had taken the controls, I had yet to do a landing during that period of time. There was always an excuse or a reason (dog on lap, falling asleep, I don't know how to land a tailwheel...etc) but this weekend I declared "I'm doing it darnnit!" And I did.

Monday, June 16, 2014

The FAA Happy Dance

It has been two months since I submitted my paperwork to renew my special issuance medical that had lapsed. I completely expected to wait on hold again and to just be told it wasn't ready yet. Amazingly, I got through right away and they said it was mailed out to me this morning! The super nice gentleman on the line even told me to do the happy dance! So, insert "happy dance" here.

Interview With Air Show Announcer Rob Reider

It's time for SMAC074!

Pre-Flight Checklist
The whole crew is here with a special guest, discussing the wonders of air shows

Cruise Flight
Tonight's show is a discussion of air shows, with special guest Rob Reider. You can also find Rob on Facebook.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I love working with pilots every day!

For a long time I was focused on the goal of becoming a professional pilot, but life experiences and various steps had slowly brought me to the decision that while I love to fly, I would not love flying for a living. But, I still wanted to work in aviation! When I started working at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) it was just a job. Now, I am happy to say I have a career where I talk to people that share the same passions that I do on a daily basis!