March 7, 1942
A second class cadet greets you. The step up is more a step along than up because our extra privilege, Wednesday night liberty, which in all likelihood we wont feel like taking most week-ends, does not make up for the spoiling of weekends. We now have four hours of ground school daily instead of eight. Phil flies at Cecil Field, about fifteen miles to the west, while I fly at Lee Field about twenty miles south upstream along the river (rare for a large river3 mi. or so wide in placesto flow thus). These subsidiary fields, which are in turn surrounded by lesser fields, are for all the primary flying, first in planes nearly identical to those at Squantum then for a much shorter period in little Ryan low wing monoplanes. These two main outlying fields are each much larger than that at Squantum and I guess larger than Atlanta. We should have flown to-day had it not been so very windy.