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Eight Months ago, I wrote about instructors’ responsibilities and actions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot has happened since, not a lot of it good. The last day I instructed in an airplane was March 15, 2020. As I wrote

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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

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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

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

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I’ve got nothing this month. I had nothing last month. There are a couple of reasons. First (and this will make a short story a whole bunch longer – imagine – Have we met? I do tend to run on,

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Fire Season

So we’re on a slightly north-northwesterly heading at 10,500 feet somewhere between east of Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint, Idaho, nearing Lake Pend Oreille. Smoke from the fires we believe to be west and northwest of us – northwest of Priest

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Autumnal Equinox and Full Moons and Santa Ana’s

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was a bartender. I did it for a year or two in college (too many beers destroyed my retentive abilities so accuracy suffers), and for over a decade

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