When you think of flight following you think of planes but for us that is not always the case. Flight following is a term that we use when we are in contact with another person as to our location. Usually it is just a quick phone call that you have reached your destination or that you are home. In the mornings, the school shuttles have a more formal flight following using the radios. The past few weeks I have been the flight follower, Tango Foxtrot, for the two shuttles. Since I am keeping track of where the shuttle is anyways so that David doesn’t miss his ride, it has not been too difficult. As you can see, I can even check my facebook in between calls if I want to. Each house has a number and when the driver arrives and leaves each destination, they let me know. Being new, it is nice to have a way to contribute to the team even if it is a small thing.
I also have a different type of flight following that has been important to me in the last couple of years. It is a spiritual flight following. I have two dear friends in the states who pray for me weekly and I also get to pray for them. It is nice to have someone praying for you and asking the tough questions if need be.