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My First Oshkosh, Part II

“The next morning I found my logbook, my precious precious logbook… saturated. I had two choices – freak out and start crying over wet paper, or smile at the mark that would eventually dry, but forever remind me of my first Oshkosh experience… ” Continue reading

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My First Oshkosh, Part I

“I mean, I couldn’t believe it – there I was, on merely my second day of Oshkosh, shamelessly taking my shirt off in the cockpit of 79 year old DC-3… these are the things we do for aviation.” Continue reading

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July Dream Flight

This weekend was another successful Dream Flight event with Above the Clouds. I served as Flight Coordinator for a young boy named Justin, who was referred to us by Boston Children’s Hospital where he is a patient. Justin was very … Continue reading

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Night Flight with The Monkey

CLICK HERE for backstory on The Monkey. ~~~ Flying… it’s definitely a drug. If I were to ever OD on something, I’d want it to be aviation. I’ve been working ’round the clock the last few weeks. I’m passionate about what I … Continue reading

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Above the Clouds with JetBlue

Rolling into a small local airport, you’re almost always guaranteed to see two things… old men and equally old planes. A wave is created every time something outside the norm happens – a pilot has to make more than one go-around, a warbird lands, … Continue reading

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Surviving a Plane Crash in Water

AUTHOR’S NOTE: After making this post, with the permission of Survival Systems USA, a longer, more refined version was accepted for publication in Plane & Pilot magazine.  That article can be found here: Dunk Tank Training ~~~ “Brace, Brace, Brace,” I repeated … Continue reading

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Adventure Day 6, Part II – Flight to Grand Canyon and beyond

After a morning of playing in the flight simulator, my friend had to skip off to a meeting for a while. I spent the next few hours bumming around the airport. Was a beautiful place to bum around… After lunch, … Continue reading

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