T minus 56 hours

As you may remember in, in May I was supposed to go on a flight in an F16, however some scheduling conflicts arose and delayed the flight. But now the time has come and this has been ever apparent in the inability for me to get any sleep whatsoever. Counting sheep, wine, hot showers, Advil PM, Ambien….. none of them have the ability to get my mind off my upcoming frequent flyer miles.

One thing that has changed though is the amount of which you will get to watch me get tossed around and attempt to stay conscious only to wake up into some animated gif that people use to describe hilarious mishaps at another’s expense. From the training for the ejection seat to parachute lessons, g-suite fitting to me screaming like a little girl while breaking the sound barrier upside down, you will see it all.…

Read more.. Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Honored to be an Honorary

Life lived in pursuit of happiness is commendable, it is usually embraced culturally and most of us go about this quest on a daily basis. Life lived in pursuit of another person’s happiness is one that requires strength, character, courage, and sacrifice. The men and women of our military posses these attributes in spades, my gratitude to them is deep, my respect for them profound.

As a kid I can remember going to airshows being silenced in the awe of what I was seeing. One of my earlier memories is going to one with my father; as I sat on his shoulders I formed an adoration of speed, of sound. My youth would not let me describe this in such eloquent words, but I’m sure my summation at the time went to the tune of, “wow.” The funny thing is that I attended the airshow again last year with my dad (though not on his shoulders) and the reaction was the same.…

Read more.. Wednesday, April 25th, 2012