We always have new students entering into our flight training program. Some aspire to enter the USAF, and others a career in the airlines. Still other students enter private pilot training (PPL) simply to become a pleasure flyer. It is rewarding to me to watch a student pilot's progress. What originally started for them as something to work towards, eventually evolves into a determination to do better and better. Sometimes it becomes a friendly competition with another student, or sometimes just with themselves. But the thing I am most proud of as a master instructor is the student finish rate. Nationally, 30% of those who begin flying lessons actually finish. Here at the AD UP Aviation Flight School it is in the 90% range. Every flight school is different and every person has their own reasons for discontinuing their flight training, or for the resolve to finish something they've started.
There I was, fog so thick I couldn't see the instruments. Only way I knew I was inverted was my flying medals were in my eyes. But I knew I was really in trouble when the tower called me and told me to climb and maintain field elevation.
What does Moxie taste like, you ask? Some say it's like sucking on a dirty penny, and others compare it to cough medicine gone bad. Some say it's bitter, some say it's sweet. I say it's like a licorice and sasparilla combo. You either love it or you hate it!