Tag Archives: the Caribbean

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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Wow! Thanks!

I was surprised this week, when I found my blog had attained the distinction of acquiring more readers than I could possibly have imagined. From all over the world! And all this since I started the blog last August. For … Continue reading

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Flying Offshore

For whatever reason, as a pilot flies farther away from land over the water or other inhospitable terrain, the engine(s) run rough.  There is no factual or statistical evidence of this phenomenon, but there is plenty of emotional, anecdotal information. … Continue reading

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My Grandfathers

Every now and then, you have to stop and think about how you got here. In my case, I came from England, on both sides of my family, but not directly. My father’s family came to America from England by … Continue reading

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Memories of Cuba

One afternoon, one of my friends and I speak of Cuba, Castro, and what might come with Castro’s passing.  I comment that I cannot wait for Cuba to open, so I can visit the island nation again.  He is of … Continue reading

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