I had the opportunity to take my first ride in a Blackhawk helicopter last week. It is a really big deal because no other battalion in the Army still does spouse flights due to the cost to operate a helicopter and for liability reasons. I really enjoyed the flight and know why Mike loves his job so much. It was really scary to begin with because they leave the doors open during the flight and I happened to be in the outside seat. After the spouse flights we went to Mike's work Christmas party where PJ had his first picture made with santa in front of the blackhawk, he was a really good boy for santa.