Flying ...

See the world from a different perspective. Here are some of my adventures.

This picture was taken by Derwin Hammond on September 8th, 2004 right after my first solo flight. We are on the tarmac at Rochester International Airport (RST), and I'm probably still giddy from the experience. Derwin (my flight instructor) finally decided not to risk his life anymore, so he sent me up alone. :-)

Brutman first Solo

From a later flight, after earning my Private Pilot certificate. The kids love the airplane .. (I'm fitting headsets to the back seat passengers.)

Krista waiting for N73328

This is a picture taken from a night flight over the north side of Rochester. Night flight is a bit different and more difficult, but very rewarding.

Night flight over Rochester, MN

Created January 1st, 2006, Last updated 2014-06-15
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