Welcome To AirplaneFlyingPilot.com

Welcome to AirplaneFlyingPilot.com. I’m starting this blog to hopefully share my enthusiasm for flying. Like many pilots, I have dreamed of flying since I was a little kid. If I had a dollar for every time I ran around with my arms out to my sides pretending to be flying, I probably wouldn’t have to work today.

Even today in my 30′s if I hear an airplane, I stop what I’m doing and scour the sky trying to find it. I’ve been known to run out of the house in search of the helicopter passing overhead. I simply love aircraft and flying.

Right now I’m at a point in my life where I don’t get to fly very much. My wife and I have been working on getting our family started so flying has taken a back seat. I recently went through a stretch of 4 years without flying at all.

During those 4 years that I couldn’t fly, I did everything I could to avoid aviation. I kept my membership to AOPA, but I didn’t read the magazine. I didn’t renew my membership to EAA. I tried to avoid driving past airports. When someone asked me about flying, I would change the subject as quickly as possible.

I do not want to live another year without flying, so I’m starting this blog to keep myself from being able to avoid aviation. I figure if I have to work with this blog a few times a week, I won’t be able to push flying aside. Instead I’ll keep being reminded of it, and work even harder to find a way to get back in the air.

Thus far my reasons for starting this blog have been completely selfish, but that isn’t the only reason I am starting this blog. In addition to simply trying to get myself to fly more, I also hope to inspire others to either start flying or fly more as well. Prior to this blog, I had only inspired one person to get a pilot license. Hopefully through this blog, I will be able to increase that number.

This blog will be geared towards the prospective pilot, student pilot, sport pilot, and private pilot. The focus will be on VFR operations since I am not IFR rated. While there may be occasional articles on this blog that will be geared towards commercial pilots, that will not be the focus. This is more about sharing my love, joy, and passion for flying, and hopefully inspiring others to either become a pilot or fly more if you already are a pilot.

Hopefully through this blog I will learn more about flying, and meet some wonderful people. I’ve already met some great people since becoming a pilot and hanging out at the airport. Now that I’m married, I don’t get to spend as much time at the airport as I’d like, so hopefully I’ll meet more people here.

Comments

You my friend are off to an awesome start with the blog.

I’ll be following. Let me know if I can help in any way

Jason

Thanks for the words of encouragement. Things are going to start off slowly for the first couple of weeks, but hopefully some good content will follow.

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