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Samantha Sizemore is based at KCHD, Chandler Municipal Airport, Chandler, Arizona. I am a 26 year old aviation and space enthusiast! I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Aviation Technology, with a minor in Space Commercialization and a Certificate in Airport Management. I was also active in multiple...

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."  Dr. Seuss After 7 nights at AirVenture I'm back home in Indy today, reacquainting myself with air-conditioning, a private shower, and my lonely husband. ;)  Coming home is sweet but oh-my-gosh, it was an incredible week. The...

One thing that wasn't in my plan this week at OSH was losing my cell phone. It's constantly in my hand or on my hip ready to phone, IM, text or Facebook instantly. Losing it was stressful, but hopeful, given there were limited options where...

My phone got smashed and totally destroyed in a parking lot this evening at OSH. If you try calling or texting me the next few days, you'll end up in the abyss I hope to retrieve someday soon. Verizon will find me on their doorstep...

[caption id="attachment_43370" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Lady taildragger pilot Madonna McMahan and her Boeing PT17[/caption] It's exhausting and exhilarating, deafeningly loud and abuzz with excitement. For 7 days in July it's the busiest airport on earth packed full of people and planes. It's where I spend one entire...

[caption id="attachment_43312" align="aligncenter" width="570"] A chance encounter with Jill Manka this afternoon. Of course Jill is here![/caption] I'm at AirVenture 2017 and having way too much fun for my own good. Seriously, we're talking early mornings and late nights because OSH is a full sensory overload,...