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The Foundations of Flight Operations

1. To instill in ourselves these qualities essential to professional excellence

  • Discipline … Being able to follow as well as lead, knowing that we must master ourselves before we can master our task.
  • Competence … There being no substitute for total preparation and complete dedication, for flight will not tolerate the careless or indifferent.
  • Confidence … Believing in ourselves as well as others, knowing that we must master fear and hesitation before we can succeed.
  • Responsibility … Realizing that it cannot be shifted to others, for it belongs to each of us; we must answer for what we do or fail to do.
  • Toughness … Taking a stand when we must; and to try again and again, even if it means following a more difficult path.
  • Teamwork … Respecting and using the ability of others. realizing that we work toward a common goal, for success depends on the efforts of all.
  • Vigilance … Being always attentive to the dangers of flight; never accepting success as a substitute for rigor in everything we do.
  • 2. To always be aware that, suddenly and unexpectedly, we may find ourselves in a role where our performance has the ultimate consequences.

    3. To recognize that the greatest error is not to have tried and failed, but that, in the trying, we do not give it our best effort.

    About

    My given name is Andrew Rechenberg aka DJ Flux. I’m a space nut, tech-head, nascent photographer, runner, student pilot, and DJ from Cincinnati, Ohio.

    I’ve been interested in computers, technology, and space (the NASA type of space) since an early age. I am an International Space Station PLUTO Flight Controller at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

    I saw my first Space Shuttle launch in February 2010 (STS-130, Endeavour) with my Dad and it was a great reason to start getting in to a fun hobby – photography. It was also a good reason to purchase my first DSLR, a Canon 7D. Since then I’ve been trying to teach myself the art of photography. Hit my Flickr site to check out some of my attempts 🙂

    I graduated from the University of Illinois at Springfield Magna Cum Laude with a B.Sc in Computer Science in 2014.

    I am pursuing my private pilot certificate. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to fly, do it! Find a local flight school that offers discovery flights and see if you’d really like it. They’re usually around $50-100US and you get to fly for about an hour. Depending on your pilot you may even be able to take the controls for a few minutes.

    Well, those are the basics about me. Make sure to check out all my social media outlets – links are in the footer of every page on this site.

    Here are some other pages on my web site where you can learn more and purchase my photos and support me as a patron:

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Peace,
    Flux

    Photography

    Flight Control Room 1 at NASA's Johnson Space Center

    I absolutely love photography. I visited a number of incredible aerospace locations and had the chance to photograph one-of-a-kind events courtesy of social media. Working at NASA now also provides more stunning venues.

    For example, there are many photos of Space Shuttles on my Flickr page.

    As a result of this access, I can now offer you the ability to show these photos off in your home. Flux Photo is now live! Feel free to head over to Flux Photo and grab some prints for your wall.

    If you are looking for a particular image or have questions, feel free to contact me.

    Thank you for stopping by and I’ll see you online.

    Cheers,
    Flux

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