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Taking Off

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you can not do."  - Walter Bagehot

Every person has had someone in their lifetime, at least once, tell them that they can not do or become something.  An astronaut.  A pilot.  A student not that great in 7th grade Math wanting to be an accountant.  This has happened to me personally several times.  I am here to say, that I was able to have the pleasure of showing that person that yes, I was able to become what I am today whether or not they knew or not the price in which I had to pay in order to reach that mark.
As the well known aviation quote goes, "When everything/one is going against you, know, that an aircraft takes off going against the wind."
Having people in your life that make it a point to bring out your faults is actually a major blessing.  They give us the fuel to go against them and attain the pleasure of saying to them, "Yes, I can."
Many people have many backgrounds in life.  To have som…

Passing The Test

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."                                 -Ferris Bueller

As a pilot, time flies - pretty fast.  You are the pilot of your time, you are also the Captain.  I know I have neglected my blog for months, but it has been for many good reasons.  Had I not taken these opportunities, I would have missed several big opportunities in my life, both aviation and non-aviation related.   (I hope everyone is enjoying the summer months as we've had a lot of celebration going on here in the US with July 4th, numerous air shows across the world, and with OSH15 on the horizon.)

Life is a test... If there is one thing that I have learned during this time that is if a person has to take a major exam to determine if he or she is fit to earn a license or a rating, take it seriously, but also do not let the exam questions intinimate you or determine your self-worth and/or self esteem should you pass or not…