The end is nigh! (In a good way)

Journey's End
Journey’s End

There is finally light at the end of the tunnel! I’ve submitted my dissertation to my mentor, who is reviewing it for any last minute changes. I should be defending my dissertation in 2 weeks 1 week.

This is it…

Final Defense
Final Defense

It is finally here…my final quarter as a doctoral candidate starts in a little over a week. If all goes well, in 2 months I should complete my final dissertation defense and become Dr. Moon. 

Resumed doctoral program

After a truly hideous 18 months that resulted in many life changes and temporarily leaving my doctoral program, I resumed it on January 3rd, 2017. If all goes well, I will be doing a preliminary defense towards the end of this term, and the final defense the following term, for a summer 2017 graduation.

Lake Hickory Seaplane Flight

Seabee & Searey
Seabee & Serey

Been quite some time since I posted here. Today I flew a formation flight over to Lake Hickory with my airpark neighbor ET to check out a location for a seaplane fly-in this October. He has the most beautifully maintained Seabee I have ever seen (on the left). My little Searey is on the right.

In Memory

New Hat
New Hat
In memory of the poor buzzard that hit the glider I was flying a week ago, I had a commemorative hat made. Rest in peace little guy. I’m really sorry.

A dream come true….

House and Hangar
House and Hangar

Today a childhood dream came true. I now live in a house on a grass strip airport right beside a lake with my own hangar for my own planes and a boat slip for my own boat.