Sunday, September 24, 2006

Ask Josh The Pilot, Vol. V, Last Day: It's been great, y'all!

Jill said...

How long is ATC school, and why did you leave the Air Force Academy?

I’ll be here for 11 weeks, until the first week of November, after which I’ll immediately report to my facility in northern Virginia.

I left the AF Academy for a number of reasons. To make a long story short, I liked the Air Force part but not the Academy part. I loved being in the military, wearing the uniform, and experiencing the comraderie, but I was disgusted with the immaturity of the other cadets, and I didn’t want to put up with all the bull-you-know-what for four years.

red pill junkie said...

Ok. New question then... Why planes?

To quote an old beer commercial: Why ask why? Try Bud Dry.

Anonymous said...

You two keep referring to the University of Airplanes. Which University is that in real life? Or is that top secret?

Anon, refer to my answer to Rachel who asked the same question a few days ago.

Rachel said...

I feel bad about the lack of questions, so this is me doing my part.
Favorite color?
Favorite movie? Too many to choose from
Favorite thing about your job? Getting paid to talk on the radio using aviation lingo
Favorite book of the Bible? Joshua, of course!
If you could be any animal, what would it be? A horse, ‘cause chicks dig horses
If you could go back and relive any moment in your life, what would it be? Passing my private pilot certificate checkride (flight test)
If you could live anywhere, where would that be? On top of a mountain in Colorado
What would be the first thing you'd buy if you won the lottery? This
And thanks for indulging all of us nosy parkers!

Anonymous said...

I hate to fly. (Hate the bumps, scared of falling thousands of feet to a firey death...I think these are pretty run-of-the-mill flying fears...) Please tell me how to learn to enjoy it!

Anon, if you haven’t read it already, please refer to Ask JTP Vol III. I’m happy that you at least want to try to learn to enjoy flying, instead of writing it off as something to be endured. Admittedly, airline flying is not the most fun experience, especially these days. To get a taste of real flying, the fun, no-large-odorous-fellow-passengers-or-screaming-children-in-the-next-row kind, head to your local flight school and ask about the Be A Pilot program, where you can get a one-on-one introductory flight for only $59. If that’s not in your budget, you should be able to ride along for free on someone else’s training flight. If you tell them you’re trying to get over a fear of flying, no student and/or instructor will have a problem with letting you observe a flight lesson. All pilots relish the opportunity to demonstrate how fun and safe it is to go flying.

I’d love to hear how things turn out for you, Anon. It will make my day to hear that you’re no longer scared to experience the freedom and joy of flight!

Lexie said...

How about your nickname for MB? Does she remind you of Tinkerbell?

Tink is not a nickname I came up with. She was given that name by her friends Oogie, G-Force, and Flipper. However, the name does suit her well. She likes glittery things, she’s beautiful, blonde, curvy in a good way, and takes issue with her thighs even though I think they look great!

MB is on her way back to the States right now: at


Jenib said...

Welcome back MB! I hope your trip was awesome and that we get to read all about it.

Dantelope said...

I fear pilots who quote beer commercials.

It was "Drink Bud Dry", wasn't it?

red pill junkie said...

welcome back dantelope, me and all the mimes missed ya! ;-)

Dantelope said...

thanks, rpj. good to be back.

btw, speaking of nicknames (a la tink) i'm a little surprised MB hasn't received the nickname "Mercedes", "Benzo", or just "Benz" what with the MB initials and all.

Josh would of course call her SL500.

Stacey the Reader said...

Welcome Home MB! I hope the trip was more than you dreamed it would be! We can't wait to hear about it.

Cbell said...

We simply can't wait to hear about all the sights, sounds and experiences you had in France! Welcome Home.

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