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Not The Freeway, Dummy

This late August rant comes courtesy of the dummy flying a Cherokee-6 who landed on the I-5 freeway on August 24th. The freeway? Really? Oh, yeah – and as things happen when dummies experience engine failures – it was just

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Slow Flight

This rant about slow flight is a work in progress. I had to rid it of a lot more anti-FAA commentary to proceed, then, of course (me, being me) ran out of time to complete it before my deadline. Hence,

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Vaccinate You MAGAt Morons

Today, May 26, 2021, is the tenth anniversary of my heart attack. Forty-nine years earlier, September 1972, my Dad had a heart attack, the equal of mine. My Dad was in hospital for nearly a week, nearly died the first

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Mele Kalikimaka

Mele Kalikimaka is Merry Christmas in Hawai’an. It’s a tad past the date, but I still mean it. We had to cancel our annual Least Coast New Year’s Eve Party because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I sent an announcement out

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Why Don’t You Do Right?

A long, long time ago, the brilliant vocal artist, Billie Holiday, sang: “Why don’ t you do right Like some other men do?” At the time, Billie was singing to an unfaithful lover. She didn’t realize, then, that she was

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