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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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Serious as a Heart Attack … Part Deux

Could this be the happy ending promised last month? Perhaps. So, on Thursday, June 2, 2011, exactly 7 days after my “STEMI” (that’s hospital talk for “The Big One”) Laurel and I stepped off Hawai’ian Airlines Flight 15, SAN-HNL. Laurel

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Serious as a Heart Attack …

… or … how really bad things can lead to really good things … if you’re willing to look for them You all know the phrase: the summer offensive was, “Serious as a Heart Attack;” the guy exited the meeting

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The Blues Are Back

Unfortunately, no, we don’t mean the Blue Angels – although what’s going to happen at Miramar’s Air Show this year no one knows … at least the contrived “sequestration” won’t be an issue. No, gentle reader, the Blues to which

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The Joy of the Sky

What’s the best part about flying? There are as many answers to that question as there are pilots up in the sky. Some of us enjoy the freedom the sky offers – the ability to travel with minimal restrictions. Some

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