It’s been a really long time since I put stuff up on this little old rambler of a blog of mine… And in case you want proof, just scroll down to the previous post, and you will probably notice the date tag on that almost 6 months ago. So, I believe I should get on the case, lest my blog becomes yet another piece of space junk on the inter-webs :P

If you are a pilot, you’d have realised by now… Pilots are among the proudest of the lot called humans. Even the most humble pilot generally has something to brag about and well, that’s how we are! Somewhere along the way when a wide-eyed kid* in a small little 2 or 4 seater aircraft starts churning out hour after hour of flight/air time burning 100LL by the gallon, there happens a modification of the DNA of said kid which makes this kid go from a down-to-earth human being to an awesome, can-do-it-all superhero who defies gravity every single time those landing gear leave terra firma! If you even want proof of what I mean, just visit any General Aviation airport in an aviation-savvy country (read: Canada or the US of A) and visit either the hangar or the pilot lounge and you’ll see a whole plethora of pilots sitting around and telling tales about their adventures… And the best part is, the story teller could be a 50-60 hour Private pilot (read: Amatuer pilot who just got his license to fly without being baby-sat by an instructor) while an airline pilot with thousands of hours could be listening and thinking, “Yeah! I’ve done that! :P ”. Among a bunch of pilots telling tales, there is no inferior or superior story.. It’s always amazing stories!

Now, I thought maybe some of my non-geeky (read: non-aviation) friends/family should know of these stories, and also maybe anyone else who likes to listen to a good ol’ Pilot adventure tale… So, from this day on, on a regular basis, I’m going to put down some of the Tales of how yours-truly became a Pilot, and a lot more since then! Hang tight… The first one is going to be up and running in less than 24 hours!

* Said wide-eyed kid can be anywhere between 14 years to 100 years of age… Youngest I’ve seen till date was 14 and oldest was in his late 60s!