Has it been a week already? Time goes so fast! This past week I flew into Toeele Valley Airport which is kind of in the middle of nowhere. It was neat though, a very nice runway. I am planning to solo there on Tuesday. There is not much traffic and will be a time for me to gain more confidence before attempting the busyness of a towered airport.
While en route to this airport, I was able to fly over Salt Lake City International Airport which is literally 10 minutes away. It is the biggest airport that I have flown over so it was neat to see the heavy airplanes taking off and taxiing, as well as the overall layout of the airport.
“SLC airport, 2010” by Doc Searls from Santa Barbara, USA Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org
I wanted to post a little bit about my job quickly. I am an F-16 mechanic and I currently work at a facility called Flight Test. This is an area where a jet receives tests, some on the ground and some in flight, to see if the repairs made were adequate or if any further repairs need to be made. There is a lot of troubleshooting involved.
Here is a picture of the F-16:
Here is a picture of the F-35. I do not work on these jets but they are also repaired on this base and occasionally take off near where I work.
I am very blessed to be working here. I am paying off debt and learning so much about aircraft maintenance. It has been great!
I am going to go for now. Please pray for my upcoming flights. I spoke with my instructor last week and asked him if I could have my license by April and he answered with a resounding “Yes, definitely. I don’t see why not.”
I am excited to accomplish this great feat.
Thank you for your prayers and taking your time to read this update.