My Flight Journal
I did go out to the school and met with Bill. We walked out to the ramp and he showed me their airplanes and we generally chit-chatted about flying and skydiving and I was surprised at some of the common acquaintances we had. In all, it was a great visit and I made up my mind that this was the place and I was going to start ASAP.
Except for one problem.
I had a kidney stone episode in late 2000. And if your definition of "episode" is "flopping around on the floor like a landed carp, trying to decide if it would be better to throw up or pass out from the pain - while desperately trying not to do both at the same time", then you know where I'm coming from. That stone passed, thankfully, but x-rays showed that I retained 1 or 2 more. I learned that the FAA will not grant a medical to anyone with retained stones (there have been rare exceptions, but I wasn't feeling lucky). It was at this point that I realized I was going to have to get rid of those stones if I was going to realize my dream of becoming a pilot.
So I changed my diet (no more iced tea, sniff), started drinking water like it was going out of style, and getting x-rayed every 6 months hoping to see that the stones had been flushed out.
Without much luck..
|1. In the beginning||(pages 1 - 5)||6. Hurricane Season Begins||(pages 42 - 47)|
|2. Pre-Solo||(pages 6 - 21)||7. Hurricane Season Ends||(pages 48 - 54)|
|3. First Solo!||(pages 22 - 26)||8. Solo Cross-Countries||(pages 55 - 58)|
|4. First Night XC||(pages 27 - 32)||9. Checkride!||(page 59)|
|5. Longest Flight Yet||(pages 33 - 41)|