Christmas Time!
pipthemouse
So it's time for another photo collage! This time of my Christmas suit photos. All of the pics are viewable on my FA, and in order. But here's a few of my favorite ones.







So! I've also been flying a ton. Ought to finish up with T-6's in about three weeks. Right now I'm thinking that I'd honestly prefer to go heavy/cargo aircraft rather than fighters. For quite a few reasons, some of which are personal. Some of which are related to flying.

And for a couple of flying related pics! It's tradition that after your first solo flight you get dunked. It's also tradition than you have to fight as much as possible to prevent this. I tried my best, but you ALWAYS get dunked. If you make it back into your flight room though, everyone has to buy you a case of beer. We only had one person make it back in. They did so by hiding in a trashcan and having two workers wheel them in while pretending to be collecting recycling. Even then he was almost caught, making a flying leap out of the trash can at the last minute to leap into the room as the worker ran him in. I did not make it into the room, I did however put up a decent fight



Last but not least is a much more recent photo. It's actually a screenshot from a video someone took so you'll have to excuse the low quality. I'm flying the lead aircraft in the picture while we're doing a formation take off:



So!
pipthemouse
Been busy with pilot training. Like ridiculously so. That and like- no one reads this anyway! On average I get done at around 8 in the evening. It's fun, but rather stressful. The T-6 II is a beast a plane to fly. When you go full power it pushes ya back into your seat.

Also!

Mah fuzzysuit is almost done. Media posted some pictures of it. Needless to say, I'm excited!






So!
pipthemouse

Right now I find myself in Colorado. But first! How I got there.

So I've been pretty much absent from the Louisiana furs community for a while. And there's a simple enough explanation for that- the military shipped me out of Louisiana!

They didn't ship me far though, I'm up in Columbus, Mississippi, well most of the time but we'll get to that. This whole thing is going to be sorta like one of those old boring slideshows your relatives showed you of trips.

After graduating LSU the military told me that they'd see me in six months. So I took the first couple of those months to travel the country. Hitting such exotic locations as Kansas City, Columbus (Ohio) and even Anthrocon!

Here's a Youtube video of the puppy going for a spin!  http://www.youtube.com/user/PipsqueakTheMouse

With my money mostly spent, and 4 months left to go I got a job making smoothies. It sucked. I do have a few pictures from then but not of me. And I did get to trek out to Oklacon with a friend of mine.

So after six long months of waiting, smoothieing, and drinking. It was at last time to go enter the exciting world of pilot training! Oh wait- what's this? You want me to wait until July? Well... crap. Never fear though, they found a job for me. Working 10 hours a day processing peformance reports. Glee!

Still, it helped pass the time until I was off to Air and Space Basic Course! Where I got to do such fun things as sit in class all day, pose for myspace photos in my bathroom. And get gassed in order to inspire confidence in my gasmask. I told them I was confident enough without taking it off, didn't work.

We also got to play an exciting game called Icarus. Basically, think of dodgeball and capture the flag combined with a 20 page rulebook. The whole goal being to simulate aerial warfare. Fun, but really really odd. We put on facepaint in the hopes of intimidating the other team... we lost horribly.

After six weeks of fun and excitement it was back to Mississippi... where I went back to the joys of paperwork. Until at last, it was time to go to Initial Flight Screening in Pueblo, Colorado. Where I would fly the MIGHTY DA-20 Katana. 100 horsepower of raw fury. With a top speed of Mach .15 and... alright. I can't do it anymore. The thing has less power than a Cessna.

Now, I had the option of either driving, or flying. If I flew, than it was free. If I drove, I got paid 52 cents a mile. Can you say roadtrip! I stayed at furries place along the way, and gotta visit Kaiya and her mate up in Oklahoma City. I also saw this in New Mexico. I'm not sure why it was interesting- as it was a sign in the middle of nowhere with nothing but flat around it. But apparently it was:

So as I neared my destination there was just one more mountain pass left... and a small blizzard. My Honda Civic does not handle blizzards so well. Nor does this stretch SUV which apparently belonged to some celebrity who got stuck as well. The driver would of course, not say who:

So now I'm here now in good ol' Pueblo Colorado. Or the dirty P as the rest of the non-locals call it. Mainly because it's dirty. Learning how to fly is alot of work, but fun at the same time. And stressful. There's a good bit of sleep deprivation. Part of that work involves sitting in a trainer like this and pretending to fly the plane... It's not as goofy as it sounds.

That's pretty much it. If you read all of this, thanks! If not- well I wouldn't have either!

Back to studying!

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