Tag Archives: #airplane

Five Myths About Aviation Life – Diverted

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It never fails. As soon as I mention that my husband is a pilot, one of several typical responses/questions will immediately follow. It’s truly not the asker’s fault, as there is no way for them to have an insider scoop unless they are, well, an insider, and aviation truly is a vast

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Pilot Wife Praises

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I have to be frank with you, I wasn’t sure we could pull it off. I dreamed, I hoped, I prayed; but I wasn’t entirely sure. A little over a year ago, I finally gave in to a pressing upon my heart to make a difference in a community of which I

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The BIG Announcement

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When I started this site on October 21, 2016, I honestly had no idea where this was going to lead. I simply knew that there was a community of negativity surrounding my fellow aviation families and that it wasn’t doing our personal or marital wellbeing any favors. We needed a new culture

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Learning to F.L.Y. 

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One of the key concepts that I try to impress upon my pilots’ wives is that it is essential for you to learn to F.L.Y.–to first love yourself–if you are going to be married to a traveling man. If you haven’t read this piece (or you just need a reminder), I encourage

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Dear Aviation Husband, Five Things I Need From You

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Dear Aviation Husband, First and foremost, I want you to know something infinitely important–something which I know I do not tell you nearly enough–I am so very proud of you.  When I see you button up that crisp white shirt, slip on your epaulettes, and pin those wings to your chest, my

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Incurable Disease

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“Hello. My name is Angelia. I am a pilot’s wife.” Sometimes when I announce that particular life fact, it feels like I’m revealing some deep, dark secret to a sympathetic support group beneath the cold, unfeeling fluorescents of some damp basement room. Or like I’ve been diagnosed with an incurable illness. Because

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Perfect Chaos

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Can I tell you a frank secret? Because you are, after all, my people… I got up this morning and he was gone. I reached for him, but he wasn’t there, and my heart did a sad little flip. Sooooo I checked my messages to cheer me up. Big mistake. The first

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Welcome Aboard: Beauty From Ashes

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Here’s something I never, ever, ever (times infinity) imagined myself saying: To all the brand new members of our #thepilotwifelife aviation family, numbers 601 through 11,145, welcome aboard!  Just…wow.  I am so glad you are here! To say that I am humbled beyond measure would be putting it mildly. You, my amazing aviation

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