Well, I never had the money, then got married, had kids and XH thought my dream was just not worth pursuing while his were, so again, there was no money....
Last weekend I had my introductory flight lessons, I have applied for my license with the TSA and when I hopefully have approval in about 4 - 6 weeks I will realize this dream. If I have to eat Top Ramen every that day my kids are not with me, I will.
Another NB, spreading those wings as far as I can.
Much of your pain is self-chosen. ~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet, 1923
"It's not livin' that you're doin' if it feels like dyin." Ray Lamontagne
[This message edited by gma56 at 2:28 PM, June 8th (Saturday)]
Congratulations - what an achievement!!!
Me: BW 35
Crazz: WH 33
Daughter: 4.5 Going on 16
Are you familiar with the group, Women in Aviation? Great group to get involved with. Also, the 99's. Have fun!
aLadypilot, I will check out those groups, thank you!
There is no better feeling than being up there on your own at the controls of an airplane!
I like this video.
Especially at about 0:50 to 1:05 where she realizes she's just completed her first solo takeoff and then again at about 5:05 where she makes her first solo landing.
The smile on her face says it all. And looks like she mouths "perfect" after her first landing...and it appear to have been.
Best of luck!
By John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward Iíve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, ó and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of ó wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hovíring there,
Iíve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
Iíve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew ó
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
- Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
[This message edited by Kuwaited at 7:54 PM, June 9th (Sunday)]
"At some point in life, everyone has gambled on a fart and lost." -- Tad...from Craig's List