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Mid Island Pilots' Club Pages

We, as pilots, are different from the majority of society. We consider as a challenge what most consider as a risk. We consider a bad landing as an opportunity to learn, and a challenge to do it better next time – rather than as a reason to walk away. We consider a problem with an airplane as a disappointment, not as a reason to give up flying.

We share a passion – a passion for flight.

The dictionary defines passion as:
a powerful emotion, such as love, joy, hatred, or anger;
ardent love; strong sexual desire;
lust; the object of such love or desire;
boundless enthusiasm.

A person who has never known the joy of flight, the thrill of soaring high over the earth, and the exhilaration of a perfectly executed landing, might assume that describing a passion for flying is a bit over the top. I’ll admit, there is nothing sexual about flying... unless you are fortunate enough to be a member of the Mile High Club. But, describing the experience as a powerful joy and the attitude as boundless enthusiasm is exactly what it is to those of us who possess that passion.

We pilots know exactly how to describe it, even though it's indescribable. But to truly understand it, and to truly feel it, one must also possess that passion. Our passion is as individual as fingerprints and as universal as the air in which we fly. Our passion keeps us safe, it challenges us, and it makes us continually learn.

It is that passion that bonds us as pilots. It is that passion that almost gets us into car accidents every time a plane flies overhead. It is that passion that we need to share – and who better to share it with than others who possess that same passion.

Our club meetings & trips are all about sharing that passion with others who possess it. We talk flying with others who fly. We hear flying stories, and we tell them. We learn. Like all pilots, we hangar fly. Most importantly, we FLY to fun destinations with others who share our passion.

There is so much passion in our group that someday Oprah will undoubtedly want to do a segment on us. (c’mon – what man ever talks about passion???)

If you share our passion, please come join us.

Joe Waldman
Past President, 2008-2010

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"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."
- Leonardo da Vinci

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How To: December 9, 2015 1:26 PM Henri D.
Islip MacArthur Airport Area Dining October 23, 2012 10:38 AM Henri D.
AOPA Accident Case Study October 7, 2012 12:27 AM Henri D.
General Aviation Organizations - Long Island Area August 19, 2013 3:28 PM Henri D.
Flight Planning Links July 17, 2012 4:45 PM Henri D.
Aviation Weather Links July 17, 2012 4:42 PM Henri D.
Our Meetings June 17, 2014 6:31 PM Henri D.
About Mid Island Pilots' Club August 4, 2010 9:36 PM Rob T.

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