Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Career Day!

Last Saturday was Career Day at Columbus AFB. On this day they have several pilots from different airframes come talk about the plane they fly, the mission of that plane, what the lifestyle is like of that plane, and the available bases for that plane. It helps the students make informed decisions come assignment night where they get to rank their top choices of airframes. This was the second Career Day since Brian was in pilot training, and I went to the first one, so I opted out of the morning briefings but went to the static displays in the afternoon. We got to see the most important one though, the C-17. This is Brian's top choice to fly and is a really cool plane. They have been dropping a few for the past few classes, so hopefully we can get one! They have really nice bases too, all on the coast. Another plane Brian is interested in is the RC-135. It's a spy plane that does some cool things! The main base for that is in Omaha so it would be really great to be closer to home! Brian did pass his checkride last week and did well! It's such a relief to have that stressful checkride out of the way! He started some formation flying this week and really enjoys it. They are still on track to be done flying before Christmas so it's pretty crazy to think he only has a little over a month left of flying! We are more than ready for assignment night and to see where the Air Force will take us next! Here are some pictures from Career Day:

The lovely C-17

Brian looking right at home in the cockpit of the C-17

Me with the cockpit behind me

Brian and I by the C-17


Jaya said...

So jealous you are almost done! J doesn't graduate til Feb! I'm glad he's doin so well!

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