Saturday, August 19, 2006

FLYING!

WOO HOO ... a friend's going to take me up in a Cessna on Monday ... I CANNOT WAIT!!! Yes there'll be pictures on here.

And no snide remarks about skin color y'all :-p

You know, if it weren't for all this Lord-calling-me-to-priesthood thang I'd totally be a pilot. Now I have to figure out how to combine the two ... :)

:: UPDATE :: Sadly, today's flight got grounded because of that front that brought all that crazy rainfall last night ... way too many clouds up at KJUF, so my buddy has postponed the trip to later in the week. He's still working on his instrument rating, so flying has to be VFR only.

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9 comments:

assiniboine said...

Join the Missionary Aviation Fellowship. Or do they only allow Holy Rollers?

Heather said...

I watched a special on the Discovery Channel about the Grand Canyon. They had these people who would fly over the canyon and get married in the air. If you were the co-pilot you could just step away, marry the folks in back, and then go land the thing!

St. Izzy said...

has a visitor-friendly location in Waxhaw, NC, just across the border from Lackluster, SC.

We can introduce you to some nice Wycliffe folks on several continents, including a couple from Columbia who have done language survey work up and down your home continent (with a home base in Kathmandu).

Anonymous said...

If you have interest in flying in Virginia - let me know. I have a few connections up yonder.

Sincerely,

Dogwood

Anonymous said...

Can you say Alaska!
Sean

Gashwin said...

@assiniboine: never heard of this Missionary Fellowship. Or were you being facetious? :)

@heather: sounds precarious! :-) 'Sides, I can only imagine the creativity required to get permission from the Bishop to perform a wedding in mid-air :)

@sean: yes, Alaska! 'Cept it's kinda ... um ... cold ... :) The thought has crossed the mind though!

Sadly, today's flight got grounded because of that front that brought all that crazy rainfall last night ... way too many clouds up at KJUF, so my buddy has postponed the trip to later in the week. He's still working on his instrument rating, so flying has to be VFR only.

[Hmm: the word verification thingie is asking me to enter a fsalm. I wonder which one I should? :-)]

St. Elizabeth of Cayce said...

Missionary Aviation Fellowship is one of those groups that uses pilots to support the work of missionaries in the developing world. They serve the gamut from Salvation Army to Samaritan's purse.

Alaska isn't a bad idea, either.

St. Elizabeth of Cayce said...

OK, one more addition to the comments on flying.

You may already know about this, but I just found out about the Newark Liberty Airport real-time flight monitor site. Too cool.

I hope you get a chance to access this whilst going through real flying withdrawal.

Gashwin said...

Ooooh neat links St. Lizzy, ¡gracias! Looks like I might be going up flying on Saturday :)