There’s nothing like the feeling of being free to fly the skies as a pilot.

We’d like to hear from local pilots — any interesting or scary moments flying; funny stories; or just what makes flying so amazing.

We’d also love to get photos of the pilots with their planes.

The stories should be no more than 200 words, and will be edited for taste, clarity and length.

Your name and hometown will appear with the story. The submissions must include a daytime phone number in case we have a question.

Send your stories to, with “Amazing aviators” in the subject line. Or, drop them by our office at 121 W. Sixth.

Submissions are due Sept. 9.