Category Archives: Interesting aviators…

There’s lots of super folks that hang around airports…here’s some that have influenced me…

Dr. Malcolm Perry…hidden gem of Jacksonville

Jacksonville, TX (my hometown) is an interesting place.  Although apparently a “normal” East Texas town providing a “normal” lifestyle to “normal” people, it is also home to some truly interesting folks that have had some incredible experiences.  For instance, we … Continue reading

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Dom Gorie, Astronaut and friend…

On the morning of February 1st, 2003 I was flying with CW4 Wayne Keeton in a UH-60 Blackhawk from the Dallas AASF to the Austin AASF.  It was our drill weekend and we were on a routine flight that was … Continue reading

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Margrit Waltz…Ferry Pilot Extraordinaire…

I had the pleasure of flying across the North Atlantic with Margrit Waltz in mid-October 2011.  I’d read about her on the internet and through various magazine articles and knew of her record of performance: 700+ Atlantic crossings, a long, … Continue reading

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Moms and their kids…

A nice lady at my church recently pulled me aside to tell me that she and a few of her “mother friends” were considering coming out to the airport to take their young children on a “field trip”.  She asked … Continue reading

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Yuko and Hana Hou Air…

One of my favorite airports in the world is Dillingham Field (HDH) on the North Shore of Oahu. One of my favorite persons at Dillingham is Yuko Matsumoto. She is a very unlikely person in an unlikely place. As I … Continue reading

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