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Six Months of Coronavirus Pandemic

As I write this, approaching the end of September 2020, we’ve endured just over six months of the consequences of the Coronavirus Pandemic. We are not happy. Since I stopped instructing on 15March, I’ve flown 38 times for a total

Posted in Ramblings

What Else Have You Done During the Pandemic, Glenn?

Funny you should ask. If you don’t get the reference, look at the title of this post. Duh. Well, since I’m still not instructing and only occasionally flying, I decided that we needed to establish an accounting for our movie

Posted in Whimsy

Logbook Signatures, Part Deux

JC Boylls (11-17-97. 3-2-98, 9-28-98), Lowell Williams (June 4, 2000 and prior) Dante Rockatani (1/7/96), Tom Harnish (1/7/96), John Marshall (5-19-97), Dave Parish Whitaker (5-6-96), Kal Skadberg (5-14-97, 8-20-98 1st tw, 11-2-98 tw endorsement), Mike McCafferty (10-1-98). What’s all those

Posted in Personalities

Black Lives Matter

It’s hard to avoid politics these days and, while this blog is supposed to be flying-related, what happened in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Memorial Day of this year, is more important than the focus of my blog. The murder of George

Posted in Rants

Pandemic Reading

You’re still stuck at home, you’re bored outta your gourd – what are ya gonna do? Read. It’s pandemic reading time. A while ago, I offered ideas from my pilot’s library. Since the pandemic has offered many of us opportunities

Posted in Ramblings, Rants

Life As We Know It – Six Weeks Since The Shutdown Over The Coronavirus Pandemic

Life as we know it, for now. It’s funny what gets you excited when you’ve chosen not to instruct and your spouse is laid off. Much of the excitement is financial. Seriously, when do we ever get excited by something

Posted in Rants

Altruism vs Novel Coronavirus

This originally started out to be a paean to Patrick’s Day, and where we were going to spend it, in Hawai’i. The subject, or title, of this piece took care of that. How the novel coronavirus affects aviation, or at

Posted in Rants


Twenty-twenty. The importance of vision in a momentous year. Because I didn’t have twenty-twenty vision, I was never going to be able to fly for the airlines. Although things have changed for the better in the last forty-five years since

Posted in Rants

Pilot Christmas

What to get the pilot in your life for Christmas Well, even though I don’t own one (just can’t seem to drink Steve Jobs’ Kool-Aid), an iPad would be great … but then, of course, you’ve gotta buy your pilot

Posted in Ramblings

What Happens When You Start an Airplane

A very simplified, non-technical discussion Did you ever wonder what happens when you go to start an airplane? Let’s assume a standard General Aviation airplane, like a Cessna 172, or a Piper Cherokee, or any number of types, or those

Posted in Training Topics