Damn you, brother

August 23, 2013 Flying

“Let’s go for an airplane ride.” “I don’t need to go flying.” “Come on. We’ll take out the little Chief and putt around the sky.” “No. I don’t need to go flying. If I go, I’ll just get to thinking about how much I miss flying.” The conversation ended there … for the time being. […]

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Breakfast at the Hangar Cafe

October 6, 2012 Destination

Whenever, I’m in the Phoenix area, I like to get at least one breakfast at the Hangar Café at the Chandler Airport. The food is great. The view is fantastic with all those airplanes tied down or taxiing by, and the planes taking off and landing. We landed a table on the patio in near […]

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Father’s Day memories

June 19, 2011 Flying

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, and all the children remembering their dads. Dad passed away in May 2001 after what seemed like an eternity of dealing with pulmonary fibrosis. During those last 18 months, I traveled to Arizona to see him as much as I could. There have been many times […]

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Airplane in hibernation

January 14, 2011 Destination

Winter slows down many functions. It is not just the animals that go into hibernation. Red Stewart Airfield, Waynesville, Ohio, is one of the finest grass strip, grass roots airports you will find. Driving past many municipal airports will find little activity, but not at Stewart Airfield. There are always cars present and planes active. […]

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