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So far Ed has created 26 blog entries.

Lifes Curves

The last time I wrote, I had recently failed my multi-engine instructor rating. To be honest, it threw me off. Way off. I was a wreck. All sorts of doubt creeped in and I wondered why I was learning how to fly; if God really wanted me to fly, or if I was being selfish. […]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|9 Comments

Thoughts on Failure

Most people that know me would tell you that I am a bit of a perfectionist. I only like to do things once, and I like to do those things with excellence. It’s pretty rare that I do something that I’m not good at – and that’s partly because if I know I’m […]

By |October 16th, 2015|Flight, Lessons|9 Comments

Cross Country Trips!

There’s a part of the ATP program where you travel to an airport in a different state and begin your “Crew Cross Country” (Crew XC) training with another student.  This is a really neat portion of the program.  The goal is to rack up 35 hours in the airplane with a partner.  I was teamed […]

By |August 19th, 2015|Flight|2 Comments

My Left Engine is Off!

I recently started going to an intensive training program to receive all the necessary flight certification for mission aviation.  I started my 3rd week today after being in California for the past few days.  My cousin, Anna, got married there this weekend to a great guy named Josh.
The family and me with Josh and Anna […]

By |June 9th, 2015|Colorado, Flight|0 Comments

100 Days of Flight Training

Exciting news here – I am starting an accelerated flight training program starting May 11.  I’ll be attending the ATP Airline Career Pilot Program here in Centennial, Colorado.  It’ll take 100 days and when I finish the program, I’ll have every flight certificate that I need to do mission aviation!  It’s pretty great.

In addition to having all […]

By |April 28th, 2015|Colorado, Flight|1 Comment

The Dominican Republic

I was privileged to be able to go to the Dominican Republic for the past 10 days with a group of high school students from Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The trip was an amazing experience.

We were originally supposed to go to Brazil – and I was originally supposed to be the Project Leader for the trip […]

By |April 2nd, 2015|Mission Trips|0 Comments

I’m a Private Pilot!

What’s that mean you may ask?  It means that I can fly single engine airplanes privately (not for pay).  This is a big step in the still-long flight training process.  Here’s how my training and check ride went.

Lake Lanier – Gainesville, Georgia
As many of you already know, I started my training on Oct 7, 2014 […]

By |March 16th, 2015|Flight|4 Comments

One Week Left

Today marks the calendar – I only have one week left in Georgia.  It’s bittersweet.  I’m excited to be moving back to Colorado, my home – the place that I’m absolutely obsessed with.  I’m extremely grateful for the friendships, the learning experiences and the growth that has occurred here.  At the same time, I’m sad […]

By |March 4th, 2015|Flight, Georgia|6 Comments

Happy 2015!

Wow!  It’s already 2015!  As I almost always say, “it’s been a while since I’ve last written a post”.  Here’s to the first post of 2015.

A lot has happened since my last post.  I changed positions at Adventures in Missions, conducted my first “solo” flight, and decided to move home.

First things first – I accepted […]

By |January 23rd, 2015|Flight, Georgia|0 Comments

Tuesday is the Day!

I was able to meet my flight instructor this past Friday.  His name is Jon.  He’s been instructing for some time now and has all the certifications that I will someday need to fly for MAF.  He is a former marine and has a wife and is expecting a child.  He seems like a great […]

By |October 5th, 2014|Flight|0 Comments