Back in the saddle for some flight tests 'out west' on these storied test ranges.  Every time I light these engines, I think of all those pioneers of flight that blazed a trail for us in these 'footless halls of air'.  And...every time these wheels touch down after a successful flight, I am thankful for all my teachers who, through the years, taught me to love science, to never stop asking questions, and to remain focused and determined in the face of challenge.

Many many thanks for all the 'Shorty Award' shout outs!  You all are a treasure to me, and even though I don't get to tweet that much, I look forward to my time with you here in the twitterverse.

Time to kick the tire and light the fire!

- Wheels