Saturday, November 15, 2008

Spouces Flight


Yesterday there was no work (crafting) done by me...I spent the day with DH at the Spouses Flight. It is kinda like take your kid to work day but instead of kids you take your wife/husband.

As many of you know my DH is a pilot for the USAF. Right now we are at a training base, he spends his days trying not to get killed by students who are learning to fly. He currently flies the T-6 also knows as the Texan II. The Navy also uses this jet to train their pilots.

So, yesterday I put on what I refer to as an adult onesie...way to big for me as you can tell LOL...and just think, I borrowed this one, it is 10 sizes smaller than DH's! The flight suits are also made just for men...talk about a pain when you have to go to the restroom. I did not have to wear a G-suit since we were not actually flying, just taxiing down the runway. I did however have to wear a harness, after all the seat belts and parachutes and all sorts of what not clip into it. The funny thing is that I am wearing a friend of ours who is currently deployed, I did not have to adjust any of the straps...I don't know if that says more about me or him LOL...

I wish I had a picture of me in the aircraft with the helmet on and visor down but we just weren't thinking...after all it is a once in a lifetime thing to be in an aircraft with your husband. The AF just does not allow that!
To make a long story short...it was an amazingly fun day and I am very glad I went. I hope next time to be able to actually take off...

Oh, I even got my own set of wings...the students don't even get those!


2 comments:

jami said...

How exciting! What a great memory.

Sandi Mueller said...

This is so cool Caroline! I haven't taken much time for myself lately and missed a lot with your blog!