This landing page will give me a chance to better serve you, the readers. I have different interests and as such, I find myself writing about many things. My mainstays are aviation and writing (imagine that). Sometimes, life in general, gets me going, especially when there is something in the news that is absurd, strange, or extremely newsworthy. Don’t just read what I have written – respond! Make a comment! Start a discussion. That is one of the reasons for this blog – to share ideas. If you would like to know more about me, checkout my about page. And please, don’t forget to engage in the conversation – leave comments!
Here are my latest half-dozen or so blogs:
Revisiting Eastern Airlines Flight 1320. I had an amazing event happen yesterday. It involves Frigyes Karinthy’s concept of six degrees of separation.
A Busy Summer. Summers always seem to be busy, even though we would like to take some time to kick back, enjoy the beach, and do other things. This one was particularly busy for Ardis and me.
EgyptAir Flight 804. Again, we have lost another hull. Speculation always jumps to the worst things imaginable, but could the answers be a little more simple?
80 Years Young. Eighty years ago, the iconic Supermarine Spitfire took to the skies for the first time. One young lady saw that event, and remembers it to this day.
Classic. There are few things we refer to as “classic.” Usually the adjective fits the case and this is especially so with the DC-3 (Douglas Commercial -3).
Understanding the Wing Many pilots are adept at flying a wing, even if only by rote and muscle memory. There is more to the wing than meets the eye, however…
Solitude, at Icy Altitudes Composer, singer Joni Mitchell connected with song some time ago with Amelia Earhart. Check out this haunting song about Amelia.
Roar of a Tiger In World War II, you would think there would be more than one Mustang pilot awarded the Medal of Honor. Not so, there was only one. Major James H. Howard who would rise to the rank of brigadier general after the war.
A Dozen Rules to Spin a Prop Well, there was another accident that happened to a pilot trying to start an aircraft by hand. Luckily, he is still with us.
For my friends who would like to know more about writing and publishing, here are some tips that I hope help, along with a bit of general knowledge about book publishing.
For pilots in general, here are my blogs about flying.
For the many intrigued about aviation history, check out these writings.