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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

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Skye

Our thirteen year old Golden Retriever, Skye, left us on 30May2019. She was the sweetest, smartest, most loving dog anyone ever knew. I can’t write about her because the tears start flowing and splash on the desk. I’ll share some

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Pilot’s Library – 2

Last month we peered into my pilot’s library and found 5 books – out of the more than 100 flying-related volumes I own. We may only get that much farther, but, what the hell, I like this exercise and none

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A Pilot’s Library

Do you have your own library of flying books? I do. I’m thinking that most pilots do, but I haven’t asked the question – so we’ll just assume that all pilots have a library … and, if they don’t, they’re

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Christmas Gift Flying Movies: Redux

Were there any decent flying movies made after 1960? In last year’s Christmas blog, we mentioned Tora, Tora, Tora, which hit the theaters in 1970 – and is still worth a viewing, especially if you like great flying sequences and

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Flying in Hawai’i

If you’re lucky, one day you’ll get to fly in Hawai’i. I had the opportunity for nearly a year and loved it. You would too. The temperatures are tropical (more in a minute), the clouds are usually benign, the skies

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Christmas Gift Flying Movies

It is our habit – Laurel’s and mine – on Thanksgiving Day to start watching all of the 25 or so Christmas movies we own. Our Thanksgiving tradition begins in the morning with pumpkin pie for breakfast – face it,

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Why We Fly

@sgdalyskyho #HeresWhyWeFly Why we fly. A statement. Or is it a question: why do we fly? Could it be a disease: “I’m sorry, Maam, but your boy has flyingitis. I’m afraid it’s incurable.” Maybe it’s an addiction as habit-forming as

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A Christmas Carol

Okay, apologies to Dickens for borrowing the title … but, what the heck, he’s dead, and there’s no copyright on titles. I could call this “Moby Dick” if I wanted. (Why, of course, would be a pertinent question.) Perhaps I

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An Ode to Solo Flight

Well … maybe not an ode … that would infer poetic skills that I lack. Regardless, first solo is usually the one aspect of flight that, while recalling the epic moment, glazes over the eyes of grizzled, gruff, experienced airmen.

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