Remember: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 is Veterans' Day.  Please take a moment to remember those who have served and those currently serving our great country.

November 8, 2008

Dreams Are Made of This!

Recently, one of our classmates, Randy Beck, began his journey to fulfill a lifelong dream...learning to fly.  Obtaining a pilot's license is not an easy task.  There are many hours of flight training, and a lot of intricate details to master.  Randy is sharing his adventure with us as he progresses.  NEVER STOP LEARNING!

Learn as if you were to live forever - Mahatma Gandhi

In lesson #1 with Eric, Randy flew the plane himself.

Randy's plane in the hangar


During the first flight with Eric, Randy took photos as he flew over the family farm and his home.

In lesson #2 with Eric, Randy was in control of the plane during take off.

  Randy's plane outside the hangar 

                                       A view of the cockpit 

  Randy and his instructor, Eric

Visual inspection of plane prior to take-off  

  Gasoline check

Pre-flight check list 

  Engine check before take-off

Randy at the controls during take-off 

  Wild, blue yonder

A picture is worth a thousand words, and this one speaks volumes!

Photos from Lesson #2 courtesy of Fred Lawson and Eric, the instructor.