Yesterday, instead of publishing this I went flying – am I forgiven?  I’m currently at a Swift gathering in Oregon – Cottage Grove to be exact. I was one of the early-bird arrivals. We currently have 13 Swifts, a Mooney, a Bonanza, a Cub and a Meyers in attendance.  Good group. Nice to see old friends.

It’s funny that I would have and article about a WWII c-47 pilot. Last night after dinner we assembled in the museum hangar here and watched a movie – John Wayne in Earnest Gann’s Islands in the Sky.  Nice evening.

I’ll have some photos next week when I can spend some editing time.

Here are some articles that you may have missed this week:



We need more general aviation pilots.
This is from the Portland, ME Press Herald. The title of the article is Fewer Mainers getting pilot licenses, but there is more about people who are flying than who aren’t… However, the premise is valid – we need to encourage more people to fly

WWII vets return to cockpit

This is from the Herald Online in South Carolina. Here is yet another reason to keep the WWII planes flying and taking them to aviation events around the country.

Snowmobile or flying lessons?

This is from in Wisconsin. Imagine yourself a student in college. You have enough money to either buy a snowmobile to to start taking flying lessons. If you’re reading this blog, then you’d probably chose the latter. But how would your life have changed if you bought the snowmobile instead? Here’s a guy who made the right decision…

A girl who knows how to set a goal – and reach it

This is from the Press Herald in Portland. We really need more kids like Olivia who can decide on a goal and then do what it takes to attain it. She has her Private Pilot Certificate and she is about to start her senior year in high school…