First time

by Andrada Costoiu

They said you never forget the first time you’re in control of the plane…
I believe it; I will never forget yesterday and how amazing it felt to climb and move through the skies.

I had such an amazing instructor – a woman younger than me….

I am in awe and excited about everything this new chapter in my life will bring.

Peace and love to you all,


Sending you good vibes

Ups and downs, successes and failures.
Losing friends, family and people that we love.
This is our story, each and everyone of us, because we are humans.
But whatever hits you, remember that after a fall
you will start crawling, then walk, then run again.
There is power in the choices you make. May the force be with you!

Joining the aviation community

by Andrada Costoiu

I have been missing from here, and I am so sorry!

I have not posted my writing in a long time, but I want to update you about what I have been doing lately. Besides teaching at the university, I have studied. I am joining the aviation community.

Recently, a friend of mine killed herself. She was a beautiful woman with a fantastic career and family. I will miss her ..and somehow, I know that I will not reconcile with the idea that people I care about can be just gone…like that…. without warning…

This event jolted me, jolted my existence, and made me look at myself in the mirror. There is power in the choices we make.

So far, I have been doing a combination of what was expected from me and things that I love. But now I will follow my dream. Life is too short not to do that (in all aspects, not only carer!).

I’ll be up in the sky March 19th. I will post updates.

Sending love to all of you,


Sky Jump

I did jump and it was an amazing experience!

It was very funny , as at the top, the flight deck is surrounded with glass and there are a lot of onlookers. I got a lot of high fives and a lot of questions about anything and everything:)

Anyway , it was amazing and I would do it again. Was I scared ? A little scared and nervous too- but I love the sky and the view up there and the feeling of flying is something that you can’t compare with anything.

I guess I’ll do what Leonardo da Vinci once said :”Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”


I would do it again, and now I am thinking about green sky diving:).

Cheers to all of you! If you have any fears, conquer them. Life is too short to live with them.