I learned to fly during a four-month sabbatical at Bell Laboratories
where I was introcuced to flying by several people in or near the Unix
room: Ken Thompson, Dave Presotto, Fred Grampp, and Paul Glick. I joined
their flying club, 150th Aero Flying
Club based at Morristown Municipal
Airport and started lessons in March 1996. John Martin taught me; we
had lessons almost daily, weather permitting and I soloed on the 16th of
April. One thing led to another. I took my final checkride on June
28th, literally the day before returning to Amsterdam and here is the result:
me proudly standing next to N738SQ after taking up my partner Connie the
day after the checkride.
This is Ken flying Cessna 182RG N4757T, taken from N3054E (since the picture was taken, 57T has gone to the paint shop for a new coat of paint; it is now blue). My report on flying the North Atlantic and taking a Sea Survival Course is too big to include here. But you can find it here.