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First Flight

                          First flight:  June, 1986   I was 13 years old when my mother saw the local flight school's ad in the paper offering five dollar rides.  I remember her driving me and my younger siblings to the airport after church that day in our dark blue Chevy Caprice Classic.  I was still dressed in my 1980's "Sunday best".  It was a hazy summer day in late June and  I was excited at the prospect of an airplane ride.  I waited anxiously for my turn.  The rides were being offered in four seat Piper Warriors, one seat occupied by the pilot and three seats for passengers.   I watched...

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