AVweb readers come in all shapes and sizes. When we asked you to send us yourown tales of flight training, we were soon flooded with responses. We read them all, andthe best ones are published here. We hope you’ll get the same kick we do from readingthem!
The offer, by the way, is a standing one: Simply write a 500- to 1,500-word story abouthow you learned to fly, and submit it via email to [email protected].If you care to attach a photo or three, that’s even better. If we choose to publishit, you will get your proverbial fifteen minutes of fame plus a stylish AVwebcap! Please check out the rules before submitting yourstory.
Here are the winning entries to date. Read and enjoy!
|Damon Murray||"A Kid’s Point of View"|
|Harry Flynn||"The Fifty-Year Ticket"|
|Lawrence Ivey||"The Cross-Country from Hell"|
|Ned Nutt||"My First Solo"|
|Allen Bevan||"First — And Almost Last — Flight"|
|B. Keith Peshak||"You Can’t Do That in a Cessna 150, Can You?"|
|Capt. Bill Mauldin (Ret)||"Toilet Papered by a Flight School"|
|Martin Ignazito||"The Smell of Bird’s Nests"|
|Dick Peck||"A Fear of Flying"|
|Jerry Thomas||"Keeping the Ball Centered"|
|Loy Riley||"Flying, Spying, and All That Diving …"|