"My first flight was in a Cub from a grass strip in Valporaso, Indiana around 1963. My uncle, George A. Bartuska (now deceased) who was a pilot and B-17 bombardier during WWII, purchased the plane after WWII. He is mentioned in the…"
"On June 29th, 2011 at Ellington AFB in Houston, Texas, we boarded a refurbished Boeing - 727 freighter aircraft for our NASA Reduced Gravity Flight (formerly known as the Vomit-Comet flights). Note, this aircraft still has a flght engineer…"
"I used to work for the company that provides this service, however, I was never involved in it. Once in Zero G always in Zero G. Could you imagine flying up and down for something like 60 parabols a day? If you had a weak stomach you were in trouble…"
Hello George! Wow, what an amazing list of flying experiences! I would LOVE to learn sky-diving solo and my boyfriend and I have hang gliding on our bucket list! I am just starting with schooling, but not sure where I will end up going permanently as I will be moving to Colombia in the fall. During the summer months I will be traveling nonstop as well, so its all "in the air" at the moment! I really want to get my pilots license as soon as possible, however!