Tom just earned his tail wheel endorsement and completed his mandatory emergency maneuvers training for flying USFWS assignments. He spent the week in Cascade Idaho flying this Super Decathlon Aerobatic airplane. He is proud to announce that he didn’t toss his cookies on any of the spins, stalls, or rolls he was put through. The picture above is from his last day. Notice the right sleeve. He had to push it up so that it wouldn’t snag on his shoulder harness as he attempted to control the plane.
Besides completing some of the best aviation training, he enjoyed the scenery of Idaho as well as the hotsprings. But best of all Tom visited the archive for American Falconry at the World’s Bird of Prey center in Boise Idaho.
I am glad to have him safely home and on the ground.