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I barely made my self-imposed deadline to blog this week, but I'm not going to linger long. Sorry for the short installation of Photo Phriday, but I'm buried this week with work and actually taking photos. I'm going to have to pick up next week with another full installment. However, I'll leave you with some of my latest aviator photos.
This class just received their wings, and are the US Air Force's newest pilots. Here'a few of my favorites from their graduation photography session.
See ya next week!
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If you’re a regular reader, you probably know writing doesn’t pay my bills. Not even close. Like many authors, I have a day job to make ends meet. Lucky for me, my other job is also a personal passion - aviation.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be two things - a pilot and a writer. I went for the flying gig first and, for the past 23 years, I have been a pilot. First, I flew for 18 years as an Air Force pilot, then for the last almost five years, as a commercial instructor pilot. Last Friday, I walked away from the cockpit.
Why? Mainly because a job I couldn’t refuse was graciously offered to me. As of Monday, I will be sitting behind a desk, helping young pilots earn there wings while my feet stay on the ground. Another reason is, frankly, it was just the right time. I’m not saying I’ll never go back to the cockpit (never say never), but it feels good to walk away on my own terms and not on the flight surgeon’s.
Still, its a big shift.
However, I’ve got a lot of exciting things ahead of me between my new career, writing, and family. I’m looking forward to finishing the CHRONICLES OF FU XI series as well as starting several other writing projects. I’ll also be working hard with my friend and business partner Amy Biddle on growing Underground Book Reviews into what I hope is one day the best indie book review site on the interwebs.
“I think I’m quite ready for another adventure.”