We all had a great day yesterday on Adam's second "Alive Day". His previous squadron commander arranged for him to have a final flight--the first time Adam has flown since his accident. Adam was so excited to be able to go up in a Kiowa again, especially on the second anniversary of his accident. The flight turned in to much more of a production than was anticipated, but since Adam's story has such a happy ending I think a lot of people, including the local media, wanted to be there and capture the moment. Adam flew with a guy he worked with previously and they had a great time flying! Cohen had a blast seeing all the "helicocers" and even got to sit in one and "play" around a little. He was very entertained on the flight line by all of the Army vehicles and helicopters while Adam was up on his flight. After the flight, Adam was hosed down with water, as is tradition after an aviator's last flight. Then they presented Adam and me with some things from the squadron which was very special. That night we went to dinner with a few friends to celebrate and the guys had a great time. Thanks to everyone who came out for this awesome day for Adam!!
|Adam and Terry before they took off|
|Adam and Terry about to land|
|Adam about to get sprayed down with water!|
|Us with the COL Bontrager (who made all of this happen) and his wife Kelly|
|Dinner with Spencer, Bobby, Mike, James and Dave|