I am very excited to announce that this Saturday I will begin my flight training with my instructor, Chris Pickerell! After finalizing details on Monday, Mr. Pickerell and I are ready to begin the extensive journey for me to get my privet pilot rating. Since my Summer has been very busy, all my nerves and excitement about getting my privet rating have somewhat taken a back seat, but not anymore. I cannot wait to begin flying!
I’d like to thank all the sponsors who have donated their money and their resources to help me, and others, learn to fly. I would like to thank Sporty’s pilot shop for donating their Learn To Fly online ground school course. This course has already taught me so much, even before my first lesson! This course is easy to use, and extensively covers the topics needed to learn to fly. Additionally, I would like to thank My GoFlight for sending me an amazing, customized flight bag that I will use for years to come. Again I would like to thank everyone and every business that has contributed to make this scholarship possible. Because of these donations and the help from FMA, I am able to pursue my dreams which I never thought possible.
It has been awhile since I have last talked to you all, so let me catch you up on everything that has happened.
On May 15, I and the Tullahoma Band performed our second annual “Pops Concert.” The concert consisted of popular marches and one very recognizable piece that us band nerds can truly appreciate. Undeniably, the crowd favorite was “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” And as a horn player, it was my favorite too. After our concert, the band immediately shifted to preparing for the fall marching season. This consisted of cleaning the dust off of marching horns, and selecting individuals to be apart of “Leadership.” The Tullahoma Band has a unique leadership system which starts with acting as a role model and spans to teaching and instructing your section (instrument family). This gives the upperclassmen a majority of the responsibility for teaching and instructing the band’s new members, and gives the underclassmen the chance to learn, observe, and help the band in any way possible. This year I have the amazing opportunity to be both the band’s main Field Commander and Band Captain. As Band Captain, I am excited to start the next marching season, and working with all the band’s members.
I have recently talked to my flight instructor, Chris Pickerell, and I will begin flight lessons soon!