Friday, July 4, 2008
Air Force trip
Here are some shots from my trip last week to Pueblo Colorado and the Air Force flight screening facility. This is where all potential new pilots for the Air Force get their first experience piloting a plane. It is a 6 week program. If you fail, you wash out and get a some other position. If you pass, you move on to learn how to fly the expensive stuff.
Got a chance to fly with a flight evaluator and he took me out over the CO desert where I couldn't hit anything if I crashed. The warm air created lots of thermals for our little plane which made for a bumpy ride. It was a blast. Now I have to create a piece of art work that will go into the air force art collection. This is a program that has been around awhile where they invite illustrators associated with the Society of Illustrators to document the various missions around the world. I was invited by fellow society member and Syracuse friend, Scott Bakal. He shot the video during his flight.
The B-29 named "Peachy" is located in the air museum next to the flight facility. Great nose art! Don't think you could do that stuff today though.
Hope to do it again some time soon!