Tag Archives: Cuba

It’s Not About the Flying, It’s About Relationships

We fly. There are many reasons we fly. We fly for enjoyment, to learn new things, to travel, to have fun, to sight see, and more. But the most important thing about the flying really has nothing to do with … Continue reading

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Hurricanes and Emergency Diverts

Thirty years ago this month, I checked into my first operational squadron in Gitmo. They gave me the “gouge” about flying in the Caribbean, including divert/bingo information for any reason when we could not return to Guantanamo. I gathered up … Continue reading

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Life Only Began Yesterday

It was a moment one can only describe as profound.  We were driving northeast on Pacetti Road thinking about the recent visit of the grandkids.  All of a sudden, the realization hit us like a runaway logging truck hurtling down … Continue reading

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Sleep, Food, Water, and Performance

I have taught about the relationship between a pilot’s need for proper rest and flying for a long time. Corollary to having the proper rest is eating right and proper hydration. It is a complex equation, and I was pleased when … Continue reading

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41st Anniversary of Airport Screening

Forty one years ago today, the US instituted airport screening at New Orleans’ Moisant Field, now known as Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.  Prior to 1968, the hijacking Of US airliners was very rare.  In the two years leading … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Ricochets

One day, the weapons instructors introduced us to the technique of firing live rounds. Now this is a little different from going down to the rifle range and learning to shoot; what we were going to do was learn how … Continue reading

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Manned Spaceflight Turns 50

Fifty years ago today, the Soviet Space Program launched Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into a singular orbit around the Earth in their spacecraft, Vostok 1. The space race was on and Russia was in the lead, having flown an orbital … Continue reading

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Brothers to the Rescue, Hermanos Al Rescate

Geographically, Cuba is a wonderful place, truly a paradise. Politically, however, it is a mess. Some of the recent news about Cuban politics includes Castro finally admitting socialism does not work and the Cuban economic situation is broke. The Cuban … Continue reading

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Flying Tired

It is time for the blog to go up, it is time to write the blog, and I am only at the beginning of the post. Unfortunately, I am really tired. I am not complaining, and I am sure many … Continue reading

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Real Cuban Bread

When I went off to flight training in the Navy, one of the first things I knew I would miss was good, authentic, Cuban bread. Ever since leaving for college in 1971, my access to Cuban bread was very limited … Continue reading

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