Learning to Fly

Week 2 A Big Decision My father was very interested in airplanes and flying so growing up I would often fly along with him. I always loved it, but never thought of making it a career. It wasn’t until after college that I made that decision. One day while my dad and I were out at the hangar, a jet came in to land. My dad looked at me and said, “There’s no reason why you can’t do that!” The rest is history! The next day I started flying lessons, while also finishing my degree in Social Work. I was … Continue reading Learning to Fly

Who’s Who and What’s What

Week 1 Come Fly with Me One of the reasons I started this writing project is to share my flying adventures with friends at Burns Science and Technology School in Oak Hill, Florida. I got to know the students there when I spoke to several classes during their annual Aviation Week in 2018. At that time I was just beginning my training to become a commercial pilot. The students were very excited about aviation in general and had many great questions about my own personal experiences, but we ran out of time. When we parted, I promised to keep in … Continue reading Who’s Who and What’s What

1. Ice Cream & Airplanes

For some folks, owning and flying a small plane is much the same as enjoying boating or motorcycling as a hobby. It is not unusual to go flying just for fun for an hour or so to visit places of interest that are near airports, such as beaches, restaurants, parks, museums, etc.   Our  family loved to take short hops in our 1964 single engine Cherokee 160.  We would often go from our home airport in Burlington, WI (BUU) to the nearby airport in Watertown, WI (RYV) where there was an ice cream shop right next to the field.   … Continue reading 1. Ice Cream & Airplanes

Week 1 : Who’s Who & What’s What

Flying Adventures with Quin & the Twins Who’s Who & What’s What Week 1 One of the reasons I started this writing project is to share my flying adventures with friends at Burns Science and Technology School in Oak Hill, Florida. I got to know the students there when I spoke to several classes during their annual Aviation Week in 2018. At that time I was just beginning my training to become a commercial pilot. The students were very excited about aviation in general and had many great questions about my own personal experiences, but we ran out of time. … Continue reading Week 1 : Who’s Who & What’s What

Come Fly with Me

One of the reasons I’m writing this blog is to share my flying adventures with friends at Burns Science and Technology School in Oak Hill, Florida. I got to know the students there when I spoke to several classes during their annual Aviation Week in 2017. At that time I was just beginning my training to become a commercial pilot. They were very excited about aviation in general and had many great questions about my own personal experiences, but we ran out of time. When we parted, I promised to keep in touch; hopefully this blog will help. To add … Continue reading Come Fly with Me

Burns Sci-Tech School

The school started life in 1929 as an elementary school in the small community of Oak Hill in Volusia County, Florida. For budget reasons it was closed by the county school board and scheduled to be demolished in 2009. The residents banded together and in 2010 the Oak Hill Community Trust bought the property and made plans to reopen it in 2011 as a public charter school with a focus on Science and Technology. Today it has 63 faculty and staff serving 600 students in grades K-8. For the last 5 years the school has earned a A rating from … Continue reading Burns Sci-Tech School