|Flying on insulin|
Every year for the past eight to ten years at the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes I've looked skyward above the West Virginia Capitol Complex. I always thought, I want to see the walk from above. Today, that idea became a reality. My friend and incredible photographer, Andrew Yianne, and I went flying high above the walk. It was beyond awesome to fly above an event my family has been a part of for so many years. Thank you, Andrew, for agreeing to go and take the photos! Ironically enough, Andrew tells me his mom was more worried about him driving around with some friends then she was him flying around with me. Below are some of the pictures. (All copyrighted to Andrew Yianne). Also, click here to see all of the photos on Andrew's blog.
Jay Haapala officially caught the "Aviation Bug" in 2007. He's 17, a Senior in High School, an Eagle Scout, Airport Intern, Type One Diabetic, and an FAA Licensed Private Pilot. He refuses to let Diabetes stop him from living out his dreams and hopes to find himself in the cockpit of an airliner, burning jet fuel for a living.