Kayaking The Columbia River

One thing about being on a cherry drying contract means that the time I’m actually flying is often broken up by long drawn out periods of nice weather. It’s really backwards – we’re probably the only pilots that are doing rain dances and hoping for the radar to be blotted with moisture cells. On theContinue reading “Kayaking The Columbia River”

Back Roaming Again (sorry about being away)

Wow it has been way too long since I’ve been roaming or since I posted here. I’ll be honest with you, there wasn’t much roaming going on the last few months. My routine was pretty set. I’m currently working full time as a CFII with Inland Helicopters and teaching at a college. So more orContinue reading “Back Roaming Again (sorry about being away)”

HELI-EXPO ROUND-UP, PART 2

The Story Continues. In part 1 of my round-up I talked about how I got to HELI-EXPO and the people that really came through to make it happen for me. I’m going to recap HELI-EXPO here and try and be brief about it but so much amazing stuff happened it may be very hard to keep theContinue reading “HELI-EXPO ROUND-UP, PART 2”

HELI-EXPO Round-Up, Part 1

HELI-EXPO 2014 has come and gone and I’ve promised a post on my time down there for the last week and a half. So here it is. I’m going to start by saying that HELI-EXPO was by far the best experience of my career! I can’t think of a better venue for anyone in ourContinue reading “HELI-EXPO Round-Up, Part 1”

I’m registered!

I had a really hard time coming up with a title for this post so I went with the obvious. I’m registered. Took some time this weekend to get onto the Bone Marrow Donor Registry. My heart strings were tugged when our local paper ran a story on the daughter of an Air Force AirmanContinue reading “I’m registered!”

Ferrying Helicopters in the Winter — Not as fun as you might think…

I’m not actually complaining about my job. I love being a helicopter pilot but every now and then you come across some things that make you scratch your head and think to yourself that there is probably a better way to go about things. But what do I know – I’m just a young gunContinue reading “Ferrying Helicopters in the Winter — Not as fun as you might think…”

Flying from Grant County to Seattle

Wow – so first I need to seriously re-examine my posting schedule for this blog. It’s crazy, I have become swooped up in so much I keep glazing over this and I apologize. Not that there are a TON of you following The Roaming Pilot yet…but all the same. Anyways, the other day I tookContinue reading “Flying from Grant County to Seattle”

The Power of People

“Please Accept this gift as a reminder that in our Industry and in this world, there is far more beauty than ugliness. And that sometimes you don’t have to go looking for it… because it will find you.”