Christy here. Last week was a rough week, but the main thing that got me through was knowing I got to go home to Georgia and Florida for the long Memorial Day weekend!
Instead of flying commercial, a friend of mine told me to request to fly with Veterans Airlift Command. VAC is a non-profit association of pilots across the country that will fly wounded warriors and their families. Most fly with corporations and try to combine business flights with wounded warrior transport, but that is not always the case. VAC has a website where the district coordinator Maria wrote a short bio about me and my story and then put my requested travel days and locations. Luckily for me, 6 different pilots agreed to transport me and even let me sit in the co-pilot seat and do some flying!!
Leg 2: Tampa, FL to Valdosta, GA with Chris and Jonathan in their Oglethorpe Power twin engine Beechcraft
Thanks for taking me, VAC! I loved flying with you.