Author Archives: Joe Clark

Being There, Part 2

There is something about “being there.” I wrote about the phenomenon in the past (see Being There, published July 7, 2011). Most of us have heard it in the past, but there is a great amount of truth about the phrase, … Continue reading

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Amazing Transportation

It is difficult to believe that 87 years ago today, pilots finally broke through the weather barrier and perfected instrument flying. I wrote about it before on October 31, 2010, describing the event that allows our airliners and other aircraft … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years

It is hard to believe that it has been 15 years since America was attacked. There is no question it was a horrible event, an event that will remain in the minds of all of us who were of an … Continue reading

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Revisiting Eastern Airlines Flight 1320

In writing this blog, I have had some great experiences. As I have mentioned before, I have had the chance to make friends throughout the world. Between the blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, the ability to connect with almost anyone … Continue reading

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A Busy Summer

I have had a busy summer. Hence, the reason I have not had a chance to write as much as I would have desired over the past three months. The summer was both good, and bad, as things tend to … Continue reading

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EgyptAir Flight 804

With the loss of EgyptAir Flight 804 this past week, speculation again goes to terrorism. It is a possibility, but probably not in this case. Reports in the media indicate the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) information reported … Continue reading

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80 Years Young

This past March 5 marked the 80th anniversary of the first flight of England’s famed Vicker’s Supermarine Spitfire. Early in the morning in 1936, the Spitfire, registration number K5054, flew for the very first time at Eastleigh Aerodrome. Only a … Continue reading

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Classic

In their latest issue, Flying Magazine published an interesting article about the DC-3. It made me realize that sometimes we get so busy living life that time just passes by without our noticing. Such is the case with the DC-3. To … Continue reading

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Understanding the Wing

Wings are very cool things. Many pilots like wings; they fly wings and most know the working speeds of wings (if only by rote). The question is, though, exactly how does a wing work? Keep in mind that designing an … Continue reading

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Solitude, at Icy Altitudes

This is a little bundled treat from music, aviation history, and my time. By my time, I mean from the time of my youth when the music was …  different. The artist is Joni Mitchell, who was a fantastic composer, … Continue reading

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