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Layover Life

December 21, 2010

Here I am, sitting at my computer again in a room someplace other than home. Yeah, I’m out on another airline trip. I’m awake again after sleeping for about five hours and it’s still dark outside. Why did I wake up? A couple of reasons. For one, the time zone where I live told my […]

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Two Flights and Fun in the Sim

November 29, 2010

  My wife recently asked me if this is how  I felt. Yeah, it pretty much described my physical state when she asked.  I was amazed to see that it had been a month since my last post. Time flies. My brief hiatus from writing started with a 4-day recovery period at the end of […]

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Aviation’s Number One Rule

October 21, 2010

In my 40+ years of flying I have seen several aircraft accidents unfold while I watched.  A few turned out well and the aircraft occupants  (and occasionally the aircraft) were able to fly another day. Others turned out not so well. Of the aircraft fatal accidents that I have seen, all appeared to have the […]

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Airline Retirement – New Directions?

September 6, 2010

Those of you who frequent these pages have probably noticed that I haven’t been posting any new articles lately. I have several things going on right now, not the least of which is my airline retirement in the beginning of next year. AroundThePattern has been an interesting experiment. I have ambled along writing articles when […]

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A Morning with Malcolm the Skycrane

July 29, 2010

I went out flying yesterday, just a short flight to help a friend confirm the indicated airspeed he was reading on his recently completed RV-6A. I stopped and refueled after the flight, taxied back to the hangar and pushed the plane back into it’s parking spot. Just as I finished a stranger walked into the […]

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