February 8, 2016

The Longer Flight Home

It took me longer to fly home than it did to drive up there. Pretty much every pilot has made this joke when battling a strong headwind, slowing your progress.  It would have been quicker to drive!  Cars are passing us on the highway!  Usually it’s not true, it just serves to illustrate how slow…

January 25, 2016

Plane Good People

Airplanes can be fun but at the end of the day, they’re just metal, wood, and composite.  The one ingredient required in enjoying aviation is people.  I have written before that I am the luckiest guy I know.  Line guy to pilot has given me a great life.  But without the people that have been…

October 1, 2015

Emerson Lake & Palmer Spitfire “Hardest Day”

Thanks to guest poster Sam Stoddart for this excellent writeup and video sharing the flight of the Spitfires – great history with a great artist! ——————— On the 18th of August, thousands of spectators gathered at Biggin Hall to watch the World War 2 Spitfires take flight once more to commemorate the 75th anniversary of…