Apr 2012 Sydney Barnes (Tennessee)
Sydney Barnes is based at 4TN3,Â Hawks Nest Airport, Moscow, Tennessee.
Hi! I have wanted to learn to fly since about age 6. This is also when I decided I would enter the Air Force after college. Since then, I have only slightly modified my decision: I decided on the Navy and the United States Naval Academy when I was eight.
My flight instructors, Jimbob Slocum and Steve Vihlen, recommended Â that I register on this site, and when I got on the website, I practically drooled! I am in awe of all of these people interested in flying just like me. I am currently learning to fly a Schweizer 1-26 factory model glider. I soloed in a Schweizer 2-22E.
Soon I plan to begin my training as a powered-plane pilot! I am the kind of person that I will always try something at least once. Â My dad used to be in the Navy, and he worked in the Pentagon for about 10 years. I am the first (for a couple generations, at least) in my family to aspire to be a pilot.
My older sister got jealous that I was doing something and she wasn’t, so she followed me into the air recently. Someday, I want to be just like Jimbob, and own/build my own planes. But I don’t think I will ever be a teacher. Trust me when I say, I would end up strangling one. My dream career: I want to fly the spaceship that lands on Krypton! Well, kind of. I want to be an astronaut.
I am so glad that I could show you a little bit of my experiences in the aviation world.