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Flexible….

A “wind event” was forecast.  Wind beyond 30 knots grounds the SEATs.  Wind that’s really high runs a risk of damage.  Wind that is strong makes fires race.

 

For those reasons, and possibly others…the “powers-that-be” declared that our pair of SEATs be moved 150 nm northwest.  Off we went, with predictions of return that evening, or at the latest the next morning….. Continue reading


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My Mobile Home

I realized today, that it’s been almost 4 months on the road this “summer”.  I was going along in my mobile home…..baggage door

 

As we were moved to another location.  I was happy.  Not exactly delirious, but sincerely, truly happy.  I laughed as I realized I was “at home”.  The 802 was humming along (as 802s do), the air was smooth…(lots of times it isn’t), the scenery was beautiful, and I was in formation with one of my favorite people with which to fly formation….. Continue reading


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The Ultimate Team Sport

Decades have elapsed since “the old guys” taught me to fly formation.  To me, they were the eyes of age, although I’m sure that present-day me is much older than they were then.  I had emerged from medical school, paid down some debt, and as I had been since childhood was smitten with aviation.

Voracious reading had always been my habit.  Continue reading