Globe with the words Around the Pattern cured around the top half.

Ramblings about flying for fun and profit


  • A Conversation with MEL

    The last trip I flew didn’t start out very smoothly. We were scheduled to fly from Japan to Hawaii with an evening departure.  The flight was long enough that we were manned with an extra pilot who had just finished the exterior inspection of the plane and came back to the cockpit followed by one…