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Hi, I’m India! I’m a backcountry pilot, structural engineer, author, and avid yogi/swimmer/hiker. I promised myself I would never do anything halfway, and this blog is me documenting that journey.

Hi! I’m India!

I’m just here living this awesome life with my dogs. I’m a backcountry pilot, structural engineer, author, travel writer, and avid yogi/swimmer/hiker. Human interaction stresses me out, so naturally my only form of expression is blogging, so welcome to 65 Whiskey!

I promised myself I would never do anything halfway, and this blog is me documenting that journey. Through my personal stories, I hope that you find inspiration to seek your passions—or at least have a good laugh at me attempting to seek mine.

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India Caedmon

Jasmine's Torn ACL

Jasmine’s Torn ACL

I don’t think Jasmine understands just how large her feet are. Sometimes she’ll face plant into the grass because she doesn’t know how to walk. Haha sounds like me. Between the two of us, we’ve eaten our fair share of dirt. On Wednesday night, for the first time in her entire life, she wanted to play ...
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PPD Certification: Two Weeks Left!

PPD Certification: Two Weeks Left!

THANK YOU, my sweet friends, for supporting Jasmine and getting copies of IDAHO Magazine! The emails, comments, and DMs are overwhelming. I love you all so much. There will be more on Jasmine in future publications, but y’allz already know you can find that juju here first 😉 My sweet tulip-munching beast is getting closer to ...
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PPD Certification: Week 8

PPD Certification: Week 8

Guys. GUYS! Jasmine came to me! We’ve been working on this recall for weeks, and she finally did it! The video is not in slow motion, btw. She just runs like that. 😬 And that’s what a running sloth looks like! Because of past performances, I was terrified for this drill, but Country Hippie and I ...
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PPD Certification: Week 7 (5 weeks left!!)

PPD Certification: Week 7 (5 weeks left!!)

I used to think I was coordinated, witty, well-informed, and wickedly clever. And then I started spending time with other people. My self-image has practically evaporated. I pretty much spend all week building upon my perfection only to be kicked off my pedestal of awesomeness on Saturday training sessions. 😬 For some reason, when I step ...
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PPD Certification: Week 6

PPD Certification: Week 6

We didn't start off class very well, considering I didn't get the memo we were meeting at a different location. I hung out at the park...all by myself...feeling awesome because I was early. Oops. 🤫 So we showed up late. And you all know me and my anxiety when I show up late... The DW asked ...
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PPD Certification: Week 5

PPD Certification: Week 5

I'm not usually an anxious person, but dog training is really forcing me to accept the fact that: 1) I can't walk in a straight line; 2) I run like a t-rex; and 3) my "here" sounds like "heel." In fact, my "here" sounds so much like "heel" that when we practiced recall drills at the ...
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PPD Certification: Week 4

PPD Certification: Week 4

I think I need pants with pockets. That’s what the Dog Whisperer told me, anyway. 😝 But he’s right, I don’t know if I can keep stuffing tug toys and doggie treats in the extra folds of my clothes anymore because the toys and treats seem to be getting bigger and bigger. I'm happy to say ...
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My Douchebag Flight Instructor

My Douchebag Flight Instructor

I enrolled in flight school when I was 17. I was the youngest aspiring pilot at the BOI airport at the time, and the tower always told me I sounded like a 12-year-old over the radio. I still sound like a 12-year-old, but whatever, that’s beside the point. Maybe that’s why the military pilots assigned me ...
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PPD Certification: Week 3

PPD Certification: Week 3

Jasmine is an awful swimmer. I'm paranoid the Dog Whisperer is going to ask me to send her across the river to defend my honor, so we've been practicing just in case. Jasmine uses her snout as a snorkel while she drags her body through the water like a grand piano is lassoed to her back ...
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PPD Certification: Week 2

PPD Certification: Week 2

The most memorable part of today was watching DW get in and out of the bite suit jacket. Him finagling with that bulky thing sang to my soul. Look at that eye contact! I don’t know if my camera in his face is equivalent to “eye contact,” but that’s what I’m going to tell people. In ...
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