Forward Slip

Since I was a kid, I wanted to be a pilot.  As a kid, I wanted to be a Japan Airlines pilot.  In college I instead wanted to be a Marine Corps pilot.  I got close when I was a Flight Equipment Marine but it was not real.  Unfortunately, my military injuries kept me from achieving both goals.

I forgot about flying.  It slipped my mind then in 1995, I decided to take a short introductory flight at Boeing Field.  It was fun, I continued to take lessons.

When I soloed, I performed several forward slips which impressed my flight instructor.  He put three shapes of birds diagonally on my t-shirt to represent the 3 forward slips that I performed.  I knew then I loved to fly but I would not be able to finish my private pilot lessons since I joined the Peace Corps.  Now it is a goal to fly.  The photo below is a memory of my forward slipping days.

Forward Slip - Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington

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