I’m not a “reporter” doing some undercover investigative story about the security of GA. I’m a travel writer - I go around the country reviewing hotels and writing about the areas I visit for Jetsetter and 10Best.com and they pay me enough to scrape by to the next place. I used to review cruise ships for Sherman’s Travel, but I left there to do freelance work because it became less and less writing and more and more advertising. Freelance work allows me to cover what I want.
Hitchhiking on airplanes was my own idea and I am documenting the journey in my own personal blog. Yes, I am including some of the things I am learning about aviation but I’m not trying to have TSA come and cause problems. It’s more of where I am and what I see and do, as well as my thoughts from an outsiders point of view about the community. I want to include some posts about the issues GA faces, in addition to some of the awesome things I’ve seen so far. If you have anything you’d like me to look into, please let me know.
As I was getting this trip started, I was approached by a producer interested in putting together a TV show for PBS. They are trying to market me as the “female Indiana Jones” type thing. This hasn’t started yet - we are still getting sponsors together which is a battle and a half.
Either way, I’m doing this because I thought it would be an interesting adventure that no one has done before and in addition to this, I have stumbled upon a great community of people.
There is a little more background about me on JetHiking.com or Ambernolan.com.