Friday, April 11, 2008

Flight plan and Training Schedule

My flight CO2102 will depart from Monroe, LA at 5:20 A.M on Saturday April 12. It should arrive in Huston, TX at 6:20 A.M. I have a 2 hour lay over before flight CO206 departs at 8:45 A.M. It should arrive in Kansans City, MO (MCI) at 10:37 A.M. (Washington Kansas is across the river from Kansas City, MO. KSDS has a copy of my flight plan) It is suppose to be snowing!

I have no fear of flying. I am a little anxious about getting around the Huston airport and connecting to my next flight. Airport personnel tend to assist and accommodate people with disabilities very well. However, if you have a disability you become a liability to the airport and in the process often loose your personal identity. You become only “Wheelchair.” (At least I do not become “Minor!”) I often have trouble communicating with the multiple persons assigned to the “Wheelchair” that I am sitting in! Between my speech impediment and their limited English, we are often challenged in the area of communication. Pray for clarity and God Speed. The last such person assigned to me in Dallas when I flew to Colorado had a “Do not worry be happy!” personality. He wheeled me through my boarding gate just as the gate was closing!

Training Schedule

Saturday April 12 – arrive and get settled into the apartment that I will be living in

Sunday April 13 – 1 P.M. Orientation, basic dog handling instruction, meet and greet classmates.

Monday April 14 – Meet and spend the day bonding with my dog

Tuesday April 15- Friday April 25 intensive skill training

Saturday April 26 – Graduation ceremony at 11:00 A.M

Sunday - Fly home. 11:15 A.M Land in Monroe LA 4:45 P.M.

2 comments:

Lora said...

If the wheel chair attendants give you grief, just be sure and ask for your wings since they are treating you like a child. Will be praying!

Lisa & Runza said...

WOW - they give you a schedule before hand! HOW COOL!

If you ever come into KC again - let me know!