This past November at Bowman Field in Louisville, Ky., Caroline Schmid, shown here, took a discovery flight ... her first time in a small plane. She loved it! By the way, her mom, Maura Schmid, is a pilot for UPS. Caroline hopes to begin training for her private pilot certificate soon. It must be in her genes.
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Old pilots aren't just old pilots and not just friends, either. They're walking repositories of the rich texture of flying and why we do this silly thing that costs so much money. Sometimes it takes losing one to remember that. More