On the Edge of 17
Jan 21, 2017
We went to Perry’s Steakhouse (for steak of course)
One more year to go!!!!!
March 3, 2017: Grant passed his checkride for
I guess the FAA Flight Examiner was worried about signing off on a 17 year old boy.
He grilled Grant for 3.5 hours on his aeronautical knowledge!
Then he tested him for 1.5 hours in the air!
Finally, the examiner had no choice but to admit that Grant was worthy and he signed the ticket.
We went to Ruth’s Chris to celebrate with steak and a glowing cheesecake!
Milestone: Grant’s first IRS refund check. $79!
March 15, 2017:
Grant’s first cross country as a private pilot. I was his passenger. We flew to Mustang Island (KRAS). Here is his approach to runway 12. I think Grant was using the water skiing type
of approach. If you land short, you sink
in the big ditch. If you over shoot, you
sink in the bigger
March 18, 2017:
April 16, 2017: Easter at the Capitol Grille
But the Brazilian steak at the end made it all worth it! Kinda.
If the sun goes down on you, just follow the yellow
brick road (I-35) back to
May 6, 2017: Grant flies Paw Paw to Lockhart for some BBQ. But……….
The crew car had a dead battery and the FBO was closed, so they had to hitchhike to the BBQ place.
It tastes better if you have to work for it!
May 29, 2017: Straight As for 6 semesters in a row!!
Family Trip to Universal Studios: July 2017
Just keep flying…
2017: Cross Country flight to
2017: Flew cross country to
Grant got on the AK-47 and mowed down some zombies on full auto.
November 19, 2017: Cross Country flight to Llano
So we fly to Llano and land on the grass strip (which I am not sure we were allowed to do but it was fun so we did it). Grant drove the Crew Car to Coopers BBQ to bring some brisket and turkey back for Teresa, but he smashed the front end of the car into a pole in the parking lot. One of the pitmasters heard the noise and came out. The damage was actually minor so we decided to do the right thing and blame it on the previous driver. We flew back home and noticed this giant castle in the middle nowhere in Burnet. It was Falkenstein Castle. I flew down low to see if any weddings were going on. while Grant videoed the castle. It reminded me of when I was young and I used to bulls-eye womp rats back home in my T-16 When we got back to Georgetown we were flying over the neighborhood, so Grant entered a low orbit over our house and called Teresa to come out (“Hey mom, look at me!”). Georgetown ATC got mad and called us and told us to leave but Teresa got a good video just as we left.
Jan. 5, 2017: Traded in the pick-up truck!