In late 2009, I wanted to explore ways that I could get some aviation experience. My options were limited because circumstances prevent me from pursuing in the air flight training and getting a pilot's certificate. But I don't let that stop me from learning all that I can about aviation. I went to ground school in the winter of 2010 and that spring I passed the FAA private pilot written exam. In addition to continuing with my own personal ground studies on aviation there is one more thing that I can do. That is, I fly when I can as a passenger on scenic rides never taking the flight controls. I frequently come away from these flights with a new experience.
After I passed the FAA private pilot exam in 2010, I got interested in weather and did some reading on my own about basic meteorology. My respect for Meteorologists has grown over the years.
My blog writing has evolved since 2013 to include more posts on my meteorological and aviation interests, some relating to firefighting and some not. That being said. I always come back to my passion for aerial wildland firefighting as well as issues affecting fire crews on the ground.
I continue to learn and to write about what I am learning. Grab a chair. There is a lot of detail here, too much for one visit. So, please come back.
Revised August 3, 2017