Flight Training

Student: D. Alan Whinery
Facility:Flight School Hawaii (closed in 2010)

Intro Flight2/19/2005HillN3554Y
Flight Cancelled Plane missing wingtip3/9/2005HillN790SP
Flight Cancelled low ceiling3/12/2005Timpauer
Flight Cancelled Wind3/25/2005Hill
Flight Cancelled Wind3/27/2005TimpauerN3455Y/N401FS/N790SP
First Solo!4/5/2005HillN3554Y
Post Solo Prog Check Part A4/12/2005MitchellN401FS
Landing Practice4/14/2005HillN401FS
Post Solo Prog Check Part B: Solo4/17/2005NonakaN790SP
Pre-Bravo Solo Landing Practice4/19/2005HillN5329L
Class Bravo Airpace Solo4/20/2005HillN790SP
First inter-island flight4/26/2005HillN5329L
2 flights in one day...4/28/2005Hill/MitchellN3554Y/N402DJ
First Cross Country to Lanai4/30/2005HillN5329L
Night Flight5/7/2005HillN790SP
Night Flight 25/9/2005ThrasherN402DJ
Solo Cross Country5/11/2005(Hill)N3554Y
Post cross-country prog check.5/17/2005HewN401FS
Kalaeloa just for Practice5/18/2005HillN3554Y
Solo Long Cross Country5/22/2005(Peters)N401FS
Solo Practice5/24/2005(Hill)N3554Y
Instructor Eval5/25/2005HillN790SP
FAA Knowledge Test5/28/2005Hew/Thrasher
Final Solo Practice5/29/2005(Hill)N3554Y
Botched Practical6/3/2005SmithN3554Y
Review Instruction6/7/2005HillN3554Y
Passed Practical6/9/2005SmithN5329L
First PP flight with a passenger6/12/2005N/AN402DJ

They are fools that think that wealth or women or strong drink or even drugs can buy the most in effort out of the soul of a man. These things offer pale pleasures compared to that which is greatest of them all, that task which demands from him more than his utmost strength, that absorbs him, bone and sinew and brain and hope and fear and dreams -- and still calls for more.

They are fools that think otherwise. No great effort was ever bought. No painting, no music, no poem, no cathedral in stone, no church, no state was ever raised into being for payment of any kind. No parthenon, no Thermopylae was ever built or fought for pay or glory; no Bukhara sacked, or China ground beneath Mongol heel, for loot or power alone. The payment for doing these things was itself the doing of them.

To wield onself -- to use oneself as a tool in one's own hand -- and so to make or break that which no one else can build or ruin -- THAT is the greatest pleasure known to man! To one who has felt the chisel in his hand and set free the angel prisoned in the marble block, or to one who has felt sword in hand and set homeless the soul that a moment before lived in the body of his mortal enemy -- to those both come alike the taste of that rare food spread only for demons or for gods."

-- Gordon R. Dickson, "Soldier Ask Not"