Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Wild Blue Yonder

She can't drive a car, but she can fly the heck out of a plane. I didn't think I would get a story today, but wound up flying over the City of Compton in a light plane piloted by a 13 year old girl. She's taking off for a cross country flight tomorrow. When I was offered the chance to go for a spin around the city with her and one of her flight instructors, I had to go for it. CBS Newspath picked up the story, so it might pop up in other parts of the country tonight.

11 comments:

the hun said...

hi, you are obsessed with coffee

and my grandma's from compton, don't mess

Anthony said...

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Punk Kittye said...

Starbucks is the juice that keeps our life forces flowing! Just found this blog - nice work! I'll be back to see what's happening in the world of news here in lala-land.

David said...

beFrank your pretty brave. i dont know if i would have got into a plane with a 13 year old girl. She Cant drive a car but she can drive a plane. Well your still here so it couldnt be that bad huh.The World Around The World

beFrank said...

I don't think I would have done it if I were the only passenger. An instructor was along for the ride, so I felt pretty safe. I've operated camera for our news helicopter, so flying isn't a real big deal for me. Funny thing is, I don't get the big rush from flying that most people get. That's one of the many reasons why I don't do the helicopter camera anymore. It's fun and different and no offense to the folks that love it, but no big deal. I like being up close and personal with the stories I'm on.

bethanie said...

Just stopped by to check out your blog. My name is Bethanie Frank, and people call me B-Frank too, so I was just curious. Have a good one!

portentpie said...

Thirteen year old fying a plane... do they allow that???

I have to get me some of that action!!!!

Ma find me a flight instructor quick!!!!

beFrank said...

Compton's got nothing to do with me finding the spinner comical cute.

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ADz said...

Hi just trying to get to know other blogs. Well i guess driving a car might be harder cuz of higher trafiic, but still what an accomplishment!

BuRNINgCoW422 said...

WOW.... im currently 15 years old and i wanted to be a pilot all my life...the airport down my street says to come back in a year.. how can she fly when shes 13? thats so cool!