Welcome to my Blog

This landing page will give me a chance to better serve 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.

Here are my lastest blogs:

150 Years Today marks the end of the worst war the United States ever fought. It is hard to believe a century and a half has passed since the end of hostilities between the South and the North.

Getting a License There was a time when one could fly a little more freely in earlier times. Here is how one pilot became a commercial pilot without ever holding a private pilot certificate.

Pilots, Briefers, and Weather, Oh My! Weather is something pilots have to deal with at some point in their careers. The question is, can you trust the FSS briefer?

Does It Matter?  I am very conflicted about normalizing ties with Cuba. I want to go back to visit the island probably more than anyone, but do I trust their government?

AirAsia QZ8501  My heart goes out to those aboard AirAsia QZ8501 and their families. What a terrible tragedy.

Coming to America  Sometimes memories from a long time ago can come back into your mind to either please you, or haunt you…

Learning and Age  It is terrible getting older, or is it? There are definite advantages and disadvantages about aging. For the body, it sucks. For the mind, it is a wonderful thing.

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.


5 Responses to Welcome to my Blog

  1. Jeanne Araldi says:

    Thank you for the Joe Araldi blog. Made my day !

    • Joe Clark says:

      Jeanne, it was my pleasure. That flight with Joe happened in the late 1970s and his generosity of spirit, his graciousness, and his unbridled enthusiasm for old airplanes has stayed with me all these years.

  2. My two interests are also writing and aviation. I’m amazed to find your blog. It is wonderful. Your posts are so interesting that I feel that I could learn so much by reading your posts. I am new to blogging and hope you will alow me to ask questions.
    Your post about students and debt made me think about this problem for young people. It is also a problem for grandparents who want to help out.

    • Joe Clark says:


      Unfortunately, too many of our young are dealing with the problem of high student loan debt. My hope with this blog is that some of the imaginative ones will figure out a way to get rid of the debt earlier in thier lives rather than later.

      Thanks for the compliments,


  3. Milo Rodriguez says:

    Great Blog Joe!,… How’s the Krewe @ Emery Riddle these days? My niece Alesha Downs graduated from there a number of years back, with an aero degree. I had her intern for me at Pratt in West Palm one summer and now she’s at NASA Houston as a controller for the Space Station. Must say she’s done well!
    Hope you and Ardis are downing well! Still remember that flight in the Tiger, from Gainesville, years back!
    Take care Joe, and keep those wings level! Lol

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