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Lessons in the Air

A young pilot-in-training details her experiences learning to fly. About LaurenH

“Patience is virtue”…and frustrating too!

January 15th, 2009

Hey I'm back!

I haven't gotten a chance to blog in a while because I went three whole weeks without a lesson; I experienced serious withdrawal! Flying must be an addiction. But anyways, so I went up twice this week, Monday and Wednesday. Read More >>

Stage Check? Wowww.

December 15th, 2008

Hey everyone. How' s it going? I learned something new the other day about flying that I was not expecting to have to do: Write. My instructor "surprised" me one day with the Stage Check Packet consisting of a several papers of information I had to know and fill out before I could solo. WHOA, WHAT IS THIS?! Read More >>

Frustrations? They can be overcome!

December 2nd, 2008

I have run into my first, and only real road block as a student pilot: landings. In my opinion, this is the hardest part of the flying so far. But they are necessary to solo...which I really want to do soon since I just turned 16!  Read More >>

Full of Firsts!

November 7th, 2008

Hello again! Wednesday the 5th was an absolutly amazing day in the air for me! I finally nailed the traffic pattern by myself. My instructor Michal sat back and she let me do the work. I took off down the runway and climbed about 500ft. Then I turned crosswind, downwind, base and final. I made all the radio calls, took care of the flaps and maintained the airspeed/altitude. It was completely thrilling! Read More >>

Now I Know Why I Love the Air

September 26th, 2008

I have learned so much as a student pilot in the past three months of flying. Flying has now become my passion, my priority, and some may even call it an obsession, but hey that's okay, because I absolutely LOVE it! Read More >>

Minor Set-Backs

August 25th, 2008

Hello again! I'm back! And after two-and-a-half long weeks, I've learned something important about flight lessons. That being, you can't always get what you want. After a week-long vacation ending on a Saturday, I was ready to get back in the air and start flying again on Sunday. But no, it got canceled due to weather. Read More >>

Well, Hello Out There

July 4th, 2008

As shown above, I've been flying, or

Hey everyone out there, my name's Lauren and I'm a student pilot. As you can see by the photo above (when I was little), I've been flying, or "co-piloting," for many years. And let me tell you, I've loved every minute of it!