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The Backstories (1) — Why Fly?

My launch into the flying world right after college was partly impulsive, but it had also been planned for many years. Here’s a bit of the backstory...

Flying in the Fog (Part 1)

“What would you like me to call you?” I asked the uncomfortable question, unsure if it was even okay to ask. Should I call her Mrs. Onassis, or Mrs. Kennedy, or something else? “Jackie,” she said. Her response took me off guard. I said nothing more and helped her out of the small twin-engine prop… Continue reading Flying in the Fog (Part 1)

Flying broken airplanes…

I taxied into position and gave the door one more visual check before starting the takeoff roll. Confident I was now ready to get myself to Teterboro, I brought the power up. As I accelerated down the runway, I felt something holding the airplane back, some kind of resistance. My eyes darted around the instrument… Continue reading Flying broken airplanes…

An excerpt from “Flying Alone”…

...Steve sent me out to do the pre-flight inspection while he ate a ham and cheese sub at Rod’s desk. I’d picked it up for him when I made the afternoon liquor store run for Rod. The store was out of Rod’s favorite cigars, but there was plenty of whiskey, and he was now on… Continue reading An excerpt from “Flying Alone”…