Jon and I flew to Memphis, TN with Jon's LeTourneau student, Austin. Austin is graduating next week and working hard to get all of his flights completed before graduation. We even had to opportunity to meet Austin's parents while we were in Memphis. Austin's Dad flies for FedEx, so dinner was filled with a lot of aviation talk.
Thankfully, I was able to talk with Austin's Mom Cheryl, who has been a pilot's wife for over 20 years. I was so encouraged by my conversation with her!! We talked about what it's like to be a pilot's wife and she shared with me about how their family managed while Austin's Dad was gone flying around the world. It truly was a gift from the Lord that I was able to go on this trip with Jon and Austin!
I am so thankful that God knew just what I needed!!
Here are some pictures from our trip.
|Catching Fire was my book of choice for our trip!|
|Jon getting ready for our flight with his student.|
|This was Olivia's first time to fly in an airplane!!|
|It was a beautiful day for flying!|
|I'm in the plane and ready for take off!|
|The airplane controls.|
|The guys going through our pre-flight checklist to make sure that we were ready for take off.|
|I've got my headphones on and am ready to go!|
|We are in the air and on our way to Memphis, TN.|
|The guys preparing for us to land in Memphis.|
|There is the runway in Memphis. Can you see it?|
|Apparently, Memphis is the big headquarters for FedEx. There were tons of FedEx planes at the airport.|
|We parked the plane at Wilson Air Center and then went out to dinner with Austin's parents.|
|We ate dinner with Austin's parents in downtown Memphis at Pearl's Oyster House. It was so good!|
|This is the only night picture that I took while we were leaving Memphis on our way back to Gregg County.|