Sunday, October 9, 2011

First two Flight lessons for my granddaughter Paige

Well Sir, Cookie began flying in an old J-3 Piper Cub out of the old Cicero Airport when I was 12 years (1956). I loved it then, I love it now. Earlier this Summer, around June or so, my granddaughter Paige expressed interest in wanting to try her hand at flying, and as you might imagine, Grandpa was elated!!

So, we got her first flight lesson in a Cessna 172 ( first two photygraffs below) out of Waypoint Aviation located at Hancock International Airport at Syracuse NY. Her friend "Cam" was allowed to go along fer free. When she landed after that flight she was just a grin'n and a a grin'n frum ear t'ear. She absolutely loved it and expressed great interest in wanting to continue fly'n.

Now Sir, yesterday, Saturday the 8th of October, I had arranged for a nice surprize fer Paige at the Hamilton, NY airport near Colgate University, a Glider flight lesson. The weather was absolutely perfect with beautiful clear blue skies and 81 degree tempeatues.

In this first photo she's assisting with a pre-flight check of the tow plane.

In this photo, her Mom, Sue watches anxiously as both planes start down the runway on take off.

...a great shot of the tow plane as they begin take off.

Come'n in fer a land'n.

Although she stated that she very much enjoyed the flight and the lesson, she later informed me that she preferred powered flight better and would like to pursue that avenue further. I informed her that after I win the "Mega-Millions" lottery I'll help her with the cost of the lessons.

Fer any of you folks around the central New York area, we booked both flights at Waypoint Aviation, one in Syracuse, one in Hamilton, and I would highly recommend them if'n yur a think'n on get'n flight lesons fer one of yur loved on.

In church on Sunday, I overheard the little old lady in the pew next to me saying a short private prayer. It was so sweet and sincere that I just had to share it with you: 

Dear Lord,
These past couple of years have been tough.... You have taken my favorite Actor Patrick Swayze, my favorite actress Elizabeth Taylor, my favorite Cowboy James Arness, my favorite athlete Bob Feller, my favorite singer Lena Horne and my favorite salesman Billy Mays.

I just wanted you to know that my favorite president is Barack Obama.


dk grant said...

Looks like fun.Great view

dk grant said...

Great view.Looks like a lot of fun.

dk grant said...

Sorry about the double post cookie.had to finally replace my old broke mouse.

Nikki Edgar said...

That's great! Lucky girl! :)