Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Up, Up, and Away! My Blackhawk Helicopter ride with the ROTC!

Today I got to take a ride in a Blackhawk helicopter through the ROTC at my school. One of the cadet's family lost their house to a fire, so they decided to do a fundraiser raffle to raise money for them. Here's where the plot thickens. I didn't actually win the raffle. Since I have no luck but crappy luck, I was one ticket close to winning. Then one of our sweet custodians, Mary, decided that she didn't want to go since her daughter was having surgery. She knew how much I wanted to go so she gave it to me. SQUEE! LUCK CHANGED! We had a great day to fly and here's some of the pictures!















The two choppers coming in after circling the school.
















Landing and preparing to hear the pep talk, rules and regulations, etc.

My Buddy Paige and me














Strapped in and ready for take-off
Some of the views from the air
































What my school looks like from the air

















And this is me with my hair pulled back with the crazy wind inside the chopper!

















4 comments:

Tahereh said...

eeee how exciting!!

great pictures!! :D

Lydia Kang said...

cool! I think I like the crazy-hair-in-the-helicopter picture the best. You look so happy!

Becca said...

You're so pretty!! :D

Looks like you guys had a blast.

Danita said...

Another day in the life of Krista!