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[Not] Home for the Holidays 

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Every year it’s the same. Aviation families all around the world hold their collective breaths waiting for that moment that makes or breaks us. It’s the moment when we find out if he, our beloved pilot, will be home with his own family for Christmas…or

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Contaminated Fuel

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A plane cannot run on contaminated fuel. I encourage you to stop and think on that for a moment. If someone were to uplift fuel contaminated with water, particulate matter, DEF (diesel exhaust fluid), etc. into the tanks, the plane might give the illusion

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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,

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Spatial Disorientation

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What I’m about to share is personal. Very. I didn’t create this community because I am a shining vision of transcendence and have it all perfectly figured out. Not even remotely. On my very best days I’m barely holding it all together with a

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Fix It

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This week my automatic gate stopped shutting. It’s a big, green monstrosity constructed of a wood-hung steel frame that weighs about a million pounds, and I was growing weary of slogging out in the pouring rain to force it closed. In my humble opinion,

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Just Stop

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I recently sat across the table from another woman over a dinner of sub-par pizza at a unexceptional restaurant. We attempted to have some semblance of a conversation despite the persistent din of her young children, who apparently found our attempts at female fellowship

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Distance Makes the Heart Grow Distant

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We’ve all seen the movie (only like fifty million times during his last trip). A chance encounter. A twist of fate. A stolen kiss. And they fall instantly, deeply, madly in love on the Carolina beaches beneath a breathtaking sunset. They spend two romantic,

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To Love a Pilot You Must Learn to F.L.Y.

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It was one of those divine moments of shining clarity. For some people they come like the morning sun rising over the horizon and bathing the world in glorious revelation. However, in my stubbornness they usually come more in the form of a good,

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