Incurable Disease

"Hello. My name is Angelia. I am a pilot's wife." Sometimes when I announce that particular life fact, it feels like I'm revealing some deep, dark secret to a sympathetic support group beneath the cold, unfeeling fluorescents of some damp basement room. Or like I've been diagnosed with an incurable illness. Because that's how people [...]

An Ode to Pilot Wife Moms

Some #thepilotwifelife days are just like that. Yeah, I have them too. You know, where nothing seems to go right, No matter what you do? There's red marker on his pilot shirt; The dishes are stacked ceiling high; Stepping on Legos really hurts! "Don't lasso the dog with daddy's tie!" She unintentionally broke grandma's antique plate; I [...]

Let’s Choose Love

I know this woman. She should hate me, and I should hate her too. By all conceivable, current-day, self-gratifying logic, she and I have every rational reason and personal right to downright loathe one another. But we don't. In fact, we are friends. If you laid out our general beliefs, tastes, affiliations, religions, political preferences, [...]

Perfect Chaos

Can I tell you a frank secret? Because you are, after all, my people... I got up this morning and he was gone. I reached for him, but he wasn't there, and my heart did a sad little flip. Sooooo I checked my messages to cheer me up. Big mistake. The first one I received this [...]

Welcome Aboard: Beauty From Ashes

Here's something I never, ever, ever (times infinity) imagined myself saying: To all the brand new members of our #thepilotwifelife aviation family, numbers 601 through 11,145, welcome aboard!  Just...wow.  I am so glad you are here! To say that I am humbled beyond measure would be putting it mildly. You, my amazing aviation friends, are quite [...]

To Love a Pilot You Must Learn to F.L.Y.

It was one of those divine moments of shining clarity. For some people they come like the morning sun rising over the horizon and bathing the world in glorious revelation. However, in my stubbornness they usually come more in the form of a good, solid kick in the teeth that finally knocks some sense into [...]

I Know You’re Mad at United but… (Thoughts from a Pilot Wife About Flight 3411)

If there's one thing I have learned over the years, it's that there are always two sides to every story. On April 9th, a very unfortunate incident played out on United Flight 3411, the video of which has since gone viral causing a mass social media uprising with an 'off-with-their-heads' mentality. I mean, across the board. [...]