Monthly Archives: March 2014

Pilots and Music (Poets vs. Engineers)

Many of the pilots I know are quite creative. Others are highly technical in education and interests. My pilot son is the bass player in this music video and a pilot; check it out. My wife and I were hiding

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TUESDAY FUN: home video from the cockpit of Blue Angel #4

There is still way too much bad news about Malaysian Flight 370. Bad news about Aviation always permeates in the press. How bout an extra dose of fun this week. This video was shot from the back seat of Blue

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It is starting to appear Malaysian Flight 370 was commandeered.

It just keeps getting stranger. When I listed the possibilities in my last article, I had assumed that: A. all the electrical devices failed simultaneously and B. the Malaysians denial the aircraft continued to fly were accurate; apparently not on

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FRIDAY FUN: Too much bad news this week; here is some fun!

Its Friday; let’s have some fun! I have talked to many people about flying fighters, and that it is on their “bucket list too far”. That is to say, things they’d really like to do but know it just isn’t

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Where is Malaysian Airlines Flight 370? The most likely spot.

To say the speculation has gotten wild, is an understatement. Cell phone conspiracies, satellite pictures, gold smuggling, pilot suicide, raw radar tracking, etc.; I suppose all are possible. I do feel they are improbable. The latest is a Wall Street

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Malaysian Flight 370; update

There is a lot of speculation in the press, most of it wild. Terms like “unprecedented mystery” are being published with abandon. Actually it is not unprecedented, it took 5 days to find Air France 447 and a B-727 disappeared

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Missing Malaysian Airlines 777 Had Past Wing Damage

In a picture of the 777 wing damage shown in a MAIL Online article the tail number 9M-MRO can just be made out. It is the same number as the missing and presumed lost Malaysian Airlines 777-200ER. No doubt the

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FRIDAY FUN: Top Ten Jet Low Fly-bys

How about some Friday Fun? Here are some nice Low Fly-bys a friend sent me on FB; share worthy most definitely. Watch until the very last one; he almost tied the record for low flight! Then look at the grass,

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Dealing with passengers, in a fighter

As an airline pilot you have interactions with passengers daily, some “memorable” for sure. Most passengers are courteous, even when things go bad. I’ve found the more experience a passenger has, businessmen for example, the more patience they have for

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