BETH RUGGIERO YORK

AUTHOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER


 

An excerpt from “Flying Alone”...

An excerpt from “Flying Alone”...
Jul 11, 2019 by Beth Ruggiero York
...Steve sent me out to do the pre-flight inspection while he ate a ham and cheese sub at Rod’s desk. I’d picked it up for him when I made the afternoon liquor store run for Rod. The store was out of Rod’s favorite cigars, but there was plenty of whiskey, and he was now on his way to a smile.

“You mind if I fly left seat tonight?” Steve asked as he approached the plane. “Sometimes I think I’ve forgotten how. Besides, you need to start learning to fly from the right seat when it’s time for your instructor ratings.”

My instructor ratings were a long way off, and at this point in my aviation career—and it had become a career—it didn’t...