A recent assignment I did for USA Today was pretty exciting. Who knew Moses Lake, Wash. would make national news for their aviation program at Big Bend Community College. The story was about helping community college students transfer to a university. I had a lot of fun photographing the student as he carefully went through his pre-flight checklist, and then as he completed a flying lesson. I just wish I had known his lesson was going to be on engine stalls and touch-and-go landings. Yikes! It’s a good thing I didn’t eat lunch.