Is it time for a kick in the butt?

Ladies, if you’re not living your dream of flying, and I mean flying just for the sheer fun of it, then maybe it’s time for an old fashioned kick in the patoot. The butt. Your butt. If you’ve dreamed of flying all your life and you’re still sitting on the sofa, it’s time for a change. If you used to fly but haven’t piloted an aircraft in years, it’s time to fix that. If you’ve got access to an airplane but are a Nervous Nellie, it’s time to muster some gumption. You can do it!

Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” -Jack Canfield

Lorraine Morris Stearman 550 x

Don’t tell me you don’t have time, you don’t have the money, you don’t have the ticket. Don’t tell me you’re scared, you’re too old, and for pete’s sake, don’t tell me you’re afraid of heights. It’s possible to get over any obstacle if you want it bad enough. If you really want to fly, if you really want to be PIC but have been held back for any reason, you can change that.

Someone even busier than you is flying right now.

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Spring has arrived which means you’ve got months of warm, beautiful flying weather ahead. (Sorry down-under girls, maybe winter will pass quickly for you!) There is no better time than today to commit to getting what you want out of life.

We can do it

Cut the excuses, develop your plan and make it happen. If you really want it, and want it BAD, it’s time to be fearless and to sacrifice whatever you have to to live your dream. My own story is not a sob story but no one handed me a pilot’s license and an airplane on a silver platter either.

  • I was scared as I could be to fly solo but I did it anyway.
  • I worked a second job and saved every dollar so I could fly.
  • I bought a cheap airplane project and helped rebuild it so I had my own wings.
  • It all took time but I was focused. I made mistakes but I was determined. I needed a few kicks in the butt along the way but always ended up learning something.

You may be struggling with financial, family, career or education issues but I believe sheer determination can open many doors. You may need some assistance but no shame in that. If you really want to fly and be a competent, even relaxed pilot, work at it. Over and over. You’ll have no regrets, only a sense of accomplishment and joy every time you climb into the cockpit and shout “Clear prop!”.

Lynn O'Jalla

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