About me

I am an instrument-rated,  private pilot with a complex and tail wheel rating, working  on some aerobatics training and a commercial rating.   Love to fly, especially, in search of that perfect Vegeburger. Check out my $500 Vegeburger collection (or $100 Hamburger collection if you will) for some fun flying destinations. What you will find here are my musings and rants on flying, flying adventures, flying destinations and more. You can read about why I do what I do here.

I’ve blogged briefly on Forbes Wheel’s Up,  served as a Web Master and Newsletter editor for the SLO99s, for more than a decade, posted articles on Aviatrix Aerogram, 99s International Magazine, Southwest Section 99s Newsletter, San Luis Obispo 99s Newsletter and Santa Clara 99s Newsletter.

I have always been an avid fiction reader since elementary school. Suspense, mystery, espionage,  and adventure have always fascinated me. The first books I remember reading included authors such as Enid Blyton, Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and Agatha Christie. Followed by Alistair Maclean, Erle Stanley Gardner, Arthur Hailey, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robin Cook, Dick Francis, Ian Fleming and more.

I am working on my first aviation-themed, mystery novel. Although I have thought about it for long, last November, I finally took the plunge and started to put words down on ether. I hope to complete it sometime soon. You can read snippets of it on my blog under the NaNoWriMo section.

I work full-time in the Aviation Industry. I am also currently a graduate student taking classes and working on my PhD in Aviation full time. Love to cook as well. Check out my cooking blog.

Disclaimer: All thoughts and words are mostly mine and occasionally that of a visiting blogger.

35 thoughts on “About me

  1. Greg Brown June 29, 2013 / 5:13 pm

    I’ve been tremendously enjoying following your flying adventures!
    Greg

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  2. paywindow7 April 28, 2014 / 2:25 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog at “Paywindow7” and I appreciate your like on my post “the Sky Shadow”. Drop in anytime.
    Bob

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  3. flyingadventures November 20, 2014 / 5:25 pm

    Thank you so much for being on the east coast, yet buying my book about fifty destinations on the west coast – and then giving it a positive review on your site. Thanks!

    Ney Grant

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    • flynthings November 20, 2014 / 10:16 pm

      Your welcome… Incidentally I learned to fly in California 🙂

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      • Paleflier December 12, 2014 / 7:19 am

        Hi there,

        I too learned to fly powered aircraft at Long Beach, did some hours out of Fullerton, Chino, and KSNA for my IR. What about you?

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      • Flynthings December 12, 2014 / 9:17 pm

        I learned to fly at San luis Obispo, and later flew from Palo Alto up in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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  4. pickledwings December 7, 2014 / 12:59 pm

    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog, it’s always great to find another aviation minded blogger.

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  5. natarajan December 7, 2014 / 4:10 pm

    Thanks for following my blog… Delighted to see that you are from the Aviation Group !!!

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    • Flynthings December 7, 2014 / 5:31 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and following my blog.

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  6. flylady33 December 7, 2014 / 5:56 pm

    Thank you for following my blog. I am looking forward tofolkowing yours.

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    • Flynthings December 7, 2014 / 7:45 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. Hope you enjoy your time here.

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  7. flylady33 December 7, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    Sorry for my mistakes in keybording. Must check my spelling and be more careful.

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  8. swatipareek December 11, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    Hi Lakshmi, thanks for stopping by and following my blog (cookingwidjoy) by that only I found your daring, amazing, very different and great blog…exploring your experiences😊

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    • Flynthings February 9, 2015 / 11:19 pm

      I flew the Citabria when I worked on my Tailwheel rating. Fun aircraft 🙂

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  9. The Pondering Poet Pilot February 10, 2015 / 6:56 am

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for the follow. I really appreciate it. How much flying do you get to do? Do you have another job? I hope you can visit again.

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    • Flynthings February 10, 2015 / 11:33 am

      Yes I have a full time job in the aviation industry. Unfortunately don’t get to fly as much as I would like to. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  10. MyKabulKitchen August 5, 2015 / 1:23 am

    Wow, what a unique page you have set up, and what an incredible passion you have for flying…I must admit I don’t love being in the air, turbulence always makes me panic a little more then the average person…but what flying does, the travels it enables is extraordinary 🙂
    Though you seem more adventurous then me, I believe we both love to travel, so hope to share our travels and adventures 🙂

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    • Flynthings August 5, 2015 / 1:39 am

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. It is unfortunate that you suffer from panic. There are programs out there that help people. Check out: http://www.fearofflyinghelp.com/

      Good to hear that doesn’t stop you from travel and adventures 🙂

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  11. GP Cox April 23, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    It’s a pleasure to meet you.

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  12. Grace Anne May 26, 2016 / 9:28 am

    Found you through recommendations!! Can’t wait to dig in!! 🙂 🙂

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  13. Utkarshini Khanna October 7, 2016 / 4:58 am

    Hi! Interesting blog! Happy to connect 🙂 Thanks for following binding curry 😀

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  14. Anuj Agarwal January 31, 2017 / 7:21 am

    Hi Fly ‘n Things

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Fly ‘n Things has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 60 Pilot Blogs on the web.

    http://blog.feedspot.com/pilot_blogs/

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 60 Pilot Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.

    Best,
    Anuj

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