Hobbies are defining.
Hobbies are stress relievers.. when you do them well. If not, you need a hobby away from your hobby.
Hobbies are necessity.
A hobby can rule you if you let it or it can be a tool used to get out of the house and off your wife’s last nerve... Why do you think so many men play golf?
I enjoy hunting, fishing, vollyball and I have recently started lifting weights.
Bow hunting is the hobby that requires most of my hobby money up until this point.
I justify the expense though by bringing food home and strengthening the friendship with my father in-law.
While hunting will always be my No. 1 hobby, I’m quickly developing a new one. I say “quickly” because I don’t want my wife to change her mind.
In April, Harrison County fell victim to another flood, which caused several acres of farm land and parts of Cynthiana to be under water.
Assistant Animal Control Officer Paul Colson told me that Bobby Craft flew frequently and that he would probably be happy to take me up for pictures of the waterlogged city.
A few phone calls later and I was equiped with a headset and headed down runway one at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport to take some aerial shots of the town.
From the moment Bobby pulled the yoke of his Cessna airplane back and the wheels left the secured hard surface of the earth, I was hooked.
Now this was not my first time flying in an airplane, but it was the first time flying in a single-engine propeller plane, and I was enjoying every second of it.
The ability of having a window seat no matter where you sit!
As Bobby flew around Cynthiana, he asked me where I was living and before I had the address out of my mouth, we were headed right toward The Ponderosa.
Getting to see my home from an angle I was not used to seeing was neat.
As the ride came to an end, I started thinking about how nice it would be to become a private pilot myself.
Since that day, I have made several more trips to the air. To be honest, it seems really natural to be 1,000 feet above the ground.
Everyone who is involved at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport has been extremely welcoming and has done their best to fill my now need to fly.
I learned that one of my childhood friends, Nick Anderson, was on a quest to obtain his Certified Flight Instructor certificate, which would enable him to teach flying lessons.
Hopefully, I will one day have the opportunity to fly and introduce several youngsters to how incredible it is to enjoy a multi-use hobby.
I hope that the citizens of Harrison County understand the importance of the airport and what or who it brings to Cynthiana.
Anyone who has visited the place will quickly see that it is not some kind of club where the rich and famous come to gloat over how much money they have to spend. As Waylon Jennings would sing it.. ‘Just the good ol’ boys.’
The men and women that frequently use the airport are more than generous with their time.
I mentioned in a edition the nine pilots that dedicated their time to the Young Eagles Program. Again this week, readers will have the opportunity to see the Silver Eagles getting their chance to go up in a plane.
To the pilots, I would like to say thank you for your dedication and time that you donate to the citizens of Harrison County both young and more seasoned.
I appreciate the time you have given me, as well, in my drive toward obtaining my private licence.
Once I get my licence, you can bet that I will add trips to Florida to my growing list of hobbies.