29 April 2006

Summer...

Alright, here's the plan for the next few weeks....
May1-May 3: Finals. No problem here except Carbs, that might be a pain in the neck. Also stage check for C3.
May 4: Leave for NIFA National SAFECON in Columbus, Ohio. Hopefully I'll be flying up in a Skyhawk with Chris Brown.
May 13 or 14: Return from Ohio to LeTourneau.
May 15 or 16: Leave LeTourneau for MN. Drop off Spork in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for his summer job with Rockwell Collins.
May 16-May 21: Time at home with the family and friends.
May 21: Leave for Rockford, IL.
May 22: Start work at Pride Aircraft.
It's gonna be crazy.

09 April 2006

Fun stuff...

\/\/00t, an update.

Its been a while since I last updated. The JAARS blog is about 3 entries from done-ness. I might get around to it this weekend but I've been pretty busy hanging out with people, which kind of needs to change because I'm a little behind in some of my labs. Flying is coming along, we've stopped the Skyhawk stuff because the MN trip didn't happen, so I'm working on finishing 15 hours of Duchess cross country time. I flew to San Antonio and back last night, that was a 4.6 hour flight. On the way back, we saw a line of thunderstorms off our right wing. There was lightning flashing in the clouds almost continuously, which was AWESOME, like God's fireworks show just for us cruising along at 11,000 feet. Right now all I have left is about 3.4 hours, hopefully take care of that Wednesday with a trip to Houston and back. Summer plans are *Godwilling* firming up. I am planning on working for Pride Aircraft in Rockford, Illinois as a mechanics assistant and line person. I am waiting to get some confirmation in writing so that I can show up there guaranteed a job. I do have a place to live though, which is good.

Feeling kind of blah. I guess some of it is coming down from a high of JAARS. Also, musical worship lately=leaving me bored. I realize that songs are only part of worshiping God, and that I worship by doing well what I do (flying and turning wrenches) but I believe music is important. It's been a while since I heard anything that makes me want to sing out loud and jump up and down. Maybe its just a reflection on my own life. It would be really nice to hear some rowdy, live, worship music though.

Finally, I'm amazed at how fast this year in school has gone. It seems like yesterday I was pulling in to campus and moving in. Random thought, its been almost exactly 2 years since I came to April Edge (early registration at LeTU) and decided on LeTourneau....My, how my life has changed since then. Something I'm thinking about as the semester draws to a close, I'll probably make a long, contemplative post somewhere around finals week. Anyway, time for me to hit the sheets, church tomorrow...umm...later today.

24 March 2006

Yay.

The JAARS Blog is half done. Check it, or Facebook, for pictures of the trip. And if you haven't already, check out the Skillet vid. The new CD (out August apparently) shall rock. I will hopefully be working in Cedar Rapids, Iowa this summer building experimental/homebuilt aircraft with Alpha Omega Aircrafters. That will be nice, because it's only about 5 hours from home and about 5 from Oshkosh.

11 March 2006

JAARS

Well, here I am...getting ready for bed. The gang from LU heads out to Waxhaw, NC tomorrow at 5 AM to work at JAARS!!! I am really excited, and a little nervous....please pray for all of us, for safe travel, that we don't break anything expensive, and that we do good work. For me specifically, pray that God would use the trip to shine some light on what He wants me to do with my future. Also, that it would be a chance for me to take a break from school and get closer to God.

09 March 2006

Storm...

I left my dorm this morning for Carbs lab, and instead of the usual sunrise, this is what greeted me.....

08 March 2006

Vote for Will!!

My brother Will entered a film contest with our home newspaper. VOTE!!!!

04 March 2006

KGGG-KSTC

Well, here is the tentative plan for the flight to St. Cloud....
Leaving about 9 AM on Friday, March 24.
KGGG-GGG-V289-FSM-V13-KEOS: 278 Nautical miles.
Get fuel in KEOS (Neosho, Missouri).
KEOS-V13-KDSM: 280 Nautical miles.
Get fuel in KDSM (Des Moines, Iowa)
KDSM-V13-MCW-KSTC: 252 Nautical miles.
Land in KSTC (St. Cloud, Minnesota). Total: 810 Nautical miles.
As for the way back, I think I'll plan VFR, so direct KSTC-KDSM, KDSM-KEOS, and KEOS-KGGG.

Here is a picture of what it looks like in my nifty flight planning program.

PS: Thank God for friends. JAARS is soon...