I'm a very lucky guy. Seriously. I have an amazing family, an amazing job, and I am surrounded by things that just bring joy to my life. Lucky. Like I said.
There are some things that I always wanted when I was growing up. There are some things I still want. (And yes, I'm still working on the growing up thing.) One of those things I always wanted as a kid and still want as a semi-adult is a life full of flying. I love to fly. Seriously, I really, really love to fly. I've always wanted to fly, and I've always wanted to have a family of my own that shared my love for flight. Like the other lucky aspects of my life, I've got that family.
So somehow, it has been almost a year since I captured any of my supremely wonderful musings on this here blog. Maybe I was busy? Yep, that's probably it. I have been very, very busy. Still, you would think I might have come across something important to say in all that time!
Well, for better or worse, here's my attempt to catch up. It's been a crazy year, both professionally and personally. Time passes by too quickly. Man, if I could only go back and convince my younger self of that fact! I thought time would never hurry up. Now, a year goes by in the flash of an instant.
Up until January 20, 2013, my favorite thing I had ever done in an airplane was to fly a King Air 200 at FL230 over Atlantic City, NJ, at sunset. That might sound pretty outstanding to you too. If you have any interest in aviation or really awesome things, it should. It's still one of those aviation moments I will never forget, but it has been replaced as my all-time favorite. My new favorite aviation experience was getting some one-on-one time with a beautiful and truly unique airplane, the Consolidated B-24 Liberator.
It's number 252534, the last Liberator still flying. Out of 18,000 that were manufactured, this is the last one that flies. This was truly a once in a lifetime kind of experience.
Living the life and writing (some of) it down for your reading excitement.