So school is pretty cool - it should hardly count as 'going to college' because all my courses are about the fun stuff - aviation! Today I got to go up in a Kingair (a really nice twin engine turboprop) for about an hour and fly around (see the pictures below). The Marine Corps was doing a recruiting thing at the school and had offered to take the aviation students flying as part of it. I'm still not joining the Marines (much to Mom's relief and Cody's chagrin, I'm sure), but it was a cool experience. I asked the pilot who took us how much it cost the marines for the hour long flight and he said that after including fuel, maintenance, and the per-hour lease on the airplane, it was about $1,200 per hour. Thanks to all the faithful taxpayers out there for financing this trip for me!