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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 (some people only know me as 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 hobby I’ve always been interested in – 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.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Peace,
    Flux

    Photography

    I absolutely love photography. Come back soon for links to purchase some of my photos.

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