Flight Line Adventures

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I will be the first one to admit that I like to be a dedicated, supportive fiance to John and his career in the Air Force. I love learning about what he does, encouraging him to always be the best he can even when things get a little rough and especially celebrating the good moments.

When I first learned it was possible to go out on the flight line and take a peak into what John's job is like I was all over it. I begged John to take me out there. Luckily I was able to actually go out while I was down in Charleston this past week. I was over the moon with excitement to better understand what he does.

We got to ride out in what I call the "sketchy ice cream trucks" which was pretty cool. There were 8 of us that rode out in the truck and I can't imagine what it must be like to have a whole truck load full of sweaty guys (and some gals).

We walked around the plane on the outside some and learned all about the wheels, wings, engines and fun stuff like that. It was sooo windy out there. I understand why girls have to wear their hair in a bun.

But we moved inside the plane and visited the cock pit first. It was slightly intimidating and possibly a little claustrophobic. It was really neat to be able to see all around the upstairs of the plane though. John scared me half to death by pressing a test button that said something about a missile launch. Crazy times up there!

We came downstairs and I got to meet some of John's coworkers and his favorite Sergeant. I was really happy to get to meet Sergeant H. I've heard about him pretty much every week since December-ish so I was really glad to put a face with the highly talked about name. He was so laid back so I can see why John likes him so much.

It was such a wonderful day. I am so proud to be John's other half and see everything he does. Although I didn't really understand much of what I saw/learned I am so glad that I had this experience. It really makes me appreciate what John does so much more when I am able to see it with my own eyes.

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  1. That's so great that you got to go down and see it! Chris and I had been married just about 4 years before I ever got to see the jet that he flies on! It's hard to get a tour of it, apparently, but finally they had a day where it was open! So cool to see what they do, right!? :)

  2. This is so neat! That's awesome you got to see where John works and learn more anout what he does. It's super impressive. You must be so proud of him. And I'm sure he loves how supportive you are :)

  3. How awesome! You are definitely an amazing and supportive fiance! :) Perfect military spouse.

  4. How fun!!! It's great getting to see the guys' jobs! They have such different careers to most, so it's nice being able to feel involved every once in a while! :)