Flying

Self portrait at Max Westheimer Field, Norman, Oklahoma, summer 2002
Self portrait at Max Westheimer Field, Norman, Oklahoma, summer 2002

Here are a couple of photos from my days as an aviator. The reason I don’t fly any more, and many of my pilot buddies don’t fly any more, is that it has gotten much too expensive. Part of that is the panicky idiot mentality of Americans after 9/11, which was incorrectly laid at the feet of general aviation, and part of it is the absurd rising cost of fuel. If I ever hit the lottery, I will rejoin the ranks in the sky, but in the mean time I reflect on what a great time I had in the air all those years.

Flying a spiffy Cessna 150 named "Old Gomer"
Flying a spiffy Cessna 150 named "Old Gomer"

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