Flying High: Our introductory flight with Jeff City Flying Services

Flying High: Our introductory flight with Jeff City Flying Services

  This year, I totally outdid myself for Robby’s Father’s Day gift. After years of him talking about taking flying lessons, I arranged a short, introductory flight with Jefferson City Flying Services. I contacted the Flight School via e-mail and received a call back within a couple hours. Since Robby has a fear of heights…

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  My blog is very wonky right now. I apologize and will hopefully have things back up and going soon! –Pan

Kayaking on Cedar Creek

Kayaking on Cedar Creek

  Kayaking. What a beautiful word. Peaceful, adventurous, quiet, simple, gentle, relaxing. When I think of my kayak, this plethora of visions run through my mind. My love affair with paddling started some 8ish years ago when an old co-worker was kind enough to offer up his set of kayaks for us to take out for…

Seven Falls; Colorado Springs, CO

Seven Falls; Colorado Springs, CO

  Hiking…. Hiking with small kids…. One of those sounds like a great thing to do in Colorado and one sounds like a death sentence? Right? Just a few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of going out to Colorado to not only see my beautiful sister tie the knot but also to spend…

New Orleans at a Glance: Quick Review of my 4 days in NOLA

New Orleans at a Glance: Quick Review of my 4 days in NOLA

As most of you know, several weeks ago I ventured to the Big Easy to attend a conference for work. I was more than happy to go as I not only love learning but also love seeing new places. And surprisingly enough, out of all the places in the South I’ve been, NOLA wasn’t one…

Cafe Du Monde; New Orleans

Cafe Du Monde; New Orleans

Last week, I had the pleasure of traveling to New Orleans to attend a conference for work. I did not, however, have the pleasure of waking up at 2:30am on Monday to get myself to the airport for my flight. Ugh. I had never been to New Orleans and absolutely adore “The South” so I…

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Several years ago when the hubs and I were making one of our notorious drives through the countryside searching for land to purchase and make our “home” we drove through Hartsburg, Missouri . It just so happened that it was dinner time, and it just so happened that we were super hungry, and it just…

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Blue Heaven; Key West, FL

If you’ve read into my blog much at all, you’ll easily see that I’m just a little obsessed with Key West. We just got back from our fourth trip, so prepare yourself for another round of endless Key West posts;-) Don’t say I didn’t warn you…… Our first night on the island, we got in super…

Boutique shopping in Rolla, MO

Back in December, several weeks before Christmas, I realized it was SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS!!! Panic quickly set in, the morning I heard on the radio just how little time I had to get my shopping done, cookies made, gifts wrapped and holiday party hosted. This also happened to be the week that I was having…

Labor Day Weekend in St Charles, MO

Labor Day Weekend in St Charles, MO

I’ve had a hard time writing lately. Although I have been working on this story intermittently for months now, my heart just hasn’t had the time or effort to give this the attention it needed. Between starting a new job, my mother falling and breaking her hip, having surgery, spending a month in rehab, and…

Flying High: Our introductory flight with Jeff City Flying Services

Flying High: Our introductory flight with Jeff City Flying Services

Jefferson City Flying Services, Missouri, Flying Lessons, Jefferson City airport

 

This year, I totally outdid myself for Robby’s Father’s Day gift. After years of him talking about taking flying lessons, I arranged a short, introductory flight with Jefferson City Flying Services.

I contacted the Flight School via e-mail and received a call back within a couple hours. Since Robby has a fear of heights (Yeah I know, and he wants to fly a plane. I don’t get him either so don’t ask me……), the flight school coordinator, AJ, suggested we take the shorter 30 minute flight so that we’re fairly close to the airport in case we need to land quickly.

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The plane was small; that’s all I can tell you for I am not a plane connoisseur. There were 4 seats and entry to the cockpit is simply done by climbing up on the wing and sliding yourself right in.

 

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Once you get settled into your seat, you are provided with your very own Top Gun-style headphones and attached microphone. This is how you communicate with the others in the plane during the flight.

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And of course there is the extensive pre-flight check that must be done before takeoff. Robby listened intently and AJ was kind enough to show him the ropes and explain what each step was and why it had to be done.

missouri, jeff city, jefferson city flying services, flying lessons

The views of our hometown were breathtaking at this perspective. The pilot kindly offered to fly over our home and he even came around a second time so we could get some good pictures. He was also friendly and talkative and he made our first flight interesting and fun.

We were surprised to find that both the takeoff and the landing were smooth as butter; the landing felt like nothing more than gently sliding yourself down on a beanbag.

The flight, whilst short, was a huge hit with Robby. He was on Cloud 9 for the rest of the day and treasured this gift much more than he would have any material possession I could have given him.

Making your appointment for an introductory flight is easy, just contact Jefferson City Flying Services via their website here to get further details.

Tell me, if you had your pilot’s license, where would you go with it?

Kayaking on Cedar Creek

Kayaking on Cedar Creek

  Kayaking. What a beautiful word. Peaceful, adventurous, quiet, simple, gentle, relaxing. When I think of my kayak, this plethora of visions run through my mind. My love affair with paddling started some 8ish years ago when an old co-worker was kind enough to offer up his set of kayaks for us to take out for… Continue Reading

Seven Falls; Colorado Springs, CO

Seven Falls; Colorado Springs, CO

  Hiking…. Hiking with small kids…. One of those sounds like a great thing to do in Colorado and one sounds like a death sentence? Right? Just a few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of going out to Colorado to not only see my beautiful sister tie the knot but also to spend… Continue Reading

New Orleans at a Glance: Quick Review of my 4 days in NOLA

New Orleans at a Glance: Quick Review of my 4 days in NOLA

As most of you know, several weeks ago I ventured to the Big Easy to attend a conference for work. I was more than happy to go as I not only love learning but also love seeing new places. And surprisingly enough, out of all the places in the South I’ve been, NOLA wasn’t one… Continue Reading

Cafe Du Monde; New Orleans

Cafe Du Monde; New Orleans

Last week, I had the pleasure of traveling to New Orleans to attend a conference for work. I did not, however, have the pleasure of waking up at 2:30am on Monday to get myself to the airport for my flight. Ugh. I had never been to New Orleans and absolutely adore “The South” so I… Continue Reading

The Hartsburg Grand: Again, my new favorite eatery!

Several years ago when the hubs and I were making one of our notorious drives through the countryside searching for land to purchase and make our “home” we drove through Hartsburg, Missouri . It just so happened that it was dinner time, and it just so happened that we were super hungry, and it just… Continue Reading

Blue Heaven; Key West, FL

Blue Heaven; Key West, FL

If you’ve read into my blog much at all, you’ll easily see that I’m just a little obsessed with Key West. We just got back from our fourth trip, so prepare yourself for another round of endless Key West posts;-) Don’t say I didn’t warn you…… Our first night on the island, we got in super… Continue Reading

Boutique shopping in Rolla, MO

Back in December, several weeks before Christmas, I realized it was SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS!!! Panic quickly set in, the morning I heard on the radio just how little time I had to get my shopping done, cookies made, gifts wrapped and holiday party hosted. This also happened to be the week that I was having… Continue Reading

Labor Day Weekend in St Charles, MO

Labor Day Weekend in St Charles, MO

I’ve had a hard time writing lately. Although I have been working on this story intermittently for months now, my heart just hasn’t had the time or effort to give this the attention it needed. Between starting a new job, my mother falling and breaking her hip, having surgery, spending a month in rehab, and… Continue Reading

Flying High: Our introductory flight with Jeff City Flying Services

Flying High: Our introductory flight with Jeff City Flying Services

Jefferson City Flying Services, Missouri, Flying Lessons, Jefferson City airport

 

This year, I totally outdid myself for Robby’s Father’s Day gift. After years of him talking about taking flying lessons, I arranged a short, introductory flight with Jefferson City Flying Services.

I contacted the Flight School via e-mail and received a call back within a couple hours. Since Robby has a fear of heights (Yeah I know, and he wants to fly a plane. I don’t get him either so don’t ask me……), the flight school coordinator, AJ, suggested we take the shorter 30 minute flight so that we’re fairly close to the airport in case we need to land quickly.

Jeff City Flying Services, jeff city, missouri, flying lessons

The plane was small; that’s all I can tell you for I am not a plane connoisseur. There were 4 seats and entry to the cockpit is simply done by climbing up on the wing and sliding yourself right in.

 

jeff city, jefferson city flying services, missouri, flying lessons

Once you get settled into your seat, you are provided with your very own Top Gun-style headphones and attached microphone. This is how you communicate with the others in the plane during the flight.

missouri, flying lessons, jefferson city, jeff city flying services

And of course there is the extensive pre-flight check that must be done before takeoff. Robby listened intently and AJ was kind enough to show him the ropes and explain what each step was and why it had to be done.

missouri, jeff city, jefferson city flying services, flying lessons

The views of our hometown were breathtaking at this perspective. The pilot kindly offered to fly over our home and he even came around a second time so we could get some good pictures. He was also friendly and talkative and he made our first flight interesting and fun.

We were surprised to find that both the takeoff and the landing were smooth as butter; the landing felt like nothing more than gently sliding yourself down on a beanbag.

The flight, whilst short, was a huge hit with Robby. He was on Cloud 9 for the rest of the day and treasured this gift much more than he would have any material possession I could have given him.

Making your appointment for an introductory flight is easy, just contact Jefferson City Flying Services via their website here to get further details.

Tell me, if you had your pilot’s license, where would you go with it?

Kayaking on Cedar Creek

Kayaking on Cedar Creek

  Kayaking. What a beautiful word. Peaceful, adventurous, quiet, simple, gentle, relaxing. When I think of my kayak, this plethora of visions run through my mind. My love affair with paddling started some 8ish years ago when an old co-worker was kind enough to offer up his set of kayaks for us to take out for… Continue Reading

Seven Falls; Colorado Springs, CO

Seven Falls; Colorado Springs, CO

  Hiking…. Hiking with small kids…. One of those sounds like a great thing to do in Colorado and one sounds like a death sentence? Right? Just a few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of going out to Colorado to not only see my beautiful sister tie the knot but also to spend… Continue Reading

New Orleans at a Glance: Quick Review of my 4 days in NOLA

New Orleans at a Glance: Quick Review of my 4 days in NOLA

As most of you know, several weeks ago I ventured to the Big Easy to attend a conference for work. I was more than happy to go as I not only love learning but also love seeing new places. And surprisingly enough, out of all the places in the South I’ve been, NOLA wasn’t one… Continue Reading

Cafe Du Monde; New Orleans

Cafe Du Monde; New Orleans

Last week, I had the pleasure of traveling to New Orleans to attend a conference for work. I did not, however, have the pleasure of waking up at 2:30am on Monday to get myself to the airport for my flight. Ugh. I had never been to New Orleans and absolutely adore “The South” so I… Continue Reading

The Hartsburg Grand: Again, my new favorite eatery!

Several years ago when the hubs and I were making one of our notorious drives through the countryside searching for land to purchase and make our “home” we drove through Hartsburg, Missouri . It just so happened that it was dinner time, and it just so happened that we were super hungry, and it just… Continue Reading

Blue Heaven; Key West, FL

Blue Heaven; Key West, FL

If you’ve read into my blog much at all, you’ll easily see that I’m just a little obsessed with Key West. We just got back from our fourth trip, so prepare yourself for another round of endless Key West posts;-) Don’t say I didn’t warn you…… Our first night on the island, we got in super… Continue Reading

Boutique shopping in Rolla, MO

Back in December, several weeks before Christmas, I realized it was SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS!!! Panic quickly set in, the morning I heard on the radio just how little time I had to get my shopping done, cookies made, gifts wrapped and holiday party hosted. This also happened to be the week that I was having… Continue Reading

Labor Day Weekend in St Charles, MO

Labor Day Weekend in St Charles, MO

I’ve had a hard time writing lately. Although I have been working on this story intermittently for months now, my heart just hasn’t had the time or effort to give this the attention it needed. Between starting a new job, my mother falling and breaking her hip, having surgery, spending a month in rehab, and… Continue Reading