Ah, another deranged pilot compelled to write about their love story with aviation. Okay, guilty as charged. I’m instrospective and reflective. Therefore, in becoming a private pilot, I learned a great deal about myself. Much more than that, the experience changed me.

Landing Lighted Edges
At right: the worlds most patient instructor….

Since earning my private pilot license, I’ve done a bit of flying, taken some notes, and a lot of photographs. I’ll unabashedly share my observations, experiences, and pictures in this space. If you gain something from what you find here, super. If you are unamused by yet another human-sapien defying the earthy tethers, soaring mere thousands of feet above the blue earth ball — that’s okay too.

Thanks for visiting,

Don M. Jones,


Deranged Pilot!