Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Intermediate Training

Intermediates started March 30th, 2003. The training schedule for intermediate flight is Radio Instruments, Visual Navigation, Night Flights, Simulators and Cross Country Trip. Nathan did his cross-country flight with his on wing instructor. They left on April 24th and got back on the 28th. They stopped off at New Brunswick, ME to check out the P-3 squadron. From there they headed to Burlington, VT to spend time with Nathan’s family in Williamstown, VT. From Williamstown, VT they headed to Eastern Iowa to spend time with his on wings’ friends and family and then back to NAS Whiting Field. Nathan finished with intermediates on April 29th.

Monday, April 28, 2003

First Holidays

Of course there are holidays and time off. Nathan had a couple of days off for Thanksgiving and Easter. We spent Thanksgiving and Easter at the apartment with some of Nathan’s buddies from school. Dinner was great and we had fun. Nathan had two weeks off for Christmas break so we decided to go to Disney World. We bought 5-day park hopper passes from ITT or Information, Tickets and Travel at Corry Station in the Navy Shopping Mall. We had a great time away from studying and spending our first Christmas as husband and wife together. We also spent some time with my uncle and his girlfriend and some time with Nathan’s grandmother and her friend. Both Nathan’s grandmother and my uncle live about an hour from Orlando.

Monday, April 21, 2003

New Addition

A new addition to the family, a 4-month-old, female Jack Russell Terrier. Her name is Angel and Trina & Josh gave her to us. They knew that with their next duty station it would be hard to get into the section of Navy housing that allowed pets. She has been a great companion. She was my guard dog when Nathan was gone on his cross-country flight and she definitely keeps us busy when we are home during the day.

Saturday, April 19, 2003

Nathan's B-day

Nathan’s 27th birthday. I ordered a Baskin Robbins Ice-Cream Cake earlier in the week and invited our friends, Trina and Josh, over for dinner. This evening I went and picked up the cake. I prepared one of our favorite meals and waited for the arrival of our friends. After dinner Nathan opened all his presents and then we had cake. It was nice to share an evening with friends and to celebrate another birthday.

Friday, April 18, 2003

New Blog

Everyone else is doing it! I decided to start my own blog. I have had a livejournal account for some time, but I have not been very happy with the format or speed. It is time to give blogging a try.

I don't like this slow and limited online version of a blog. So I am attempting to setup my own server running movabletype software.

Bye bye blogspot. I bought my own domain name and the server is up and running!

How quickly time flies. Been

How quickly time flies. Been busy finishing up primary flight training. Am now into intermediates and very happy with how things have turned out. I went through selection a few weeks ago and somehow managed to get my first choice. I will be flying the P-3 Orion for the Navy. I decided against jets because I did not want to go back to the ship. Decided against helo's since I didn't want to fly an aircraft that doesn't glide. Needless to say with the War and numerous accidents the entire family was pleased with the results. Many of my friends did not get what they wanted. No one complains though. I don't know where my luck comes from.

Finally caught up on things. My night VNAV (visual navigation) was canceled so I have the weekend off. Tactical formation flights monday. That should be fun. Preparing for my Cross Country flight up to ME & VT. Just stopping home for one day. Have to make the rounds visiting all the family.