In June of 2016 on a return trip to Kansas from a family gathering in Moscow, ID, we took time to stop at the headquarters of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) in Nampa, ID. We have been supporters of MAF for over 25 years, but my journey with this organization goes back much further. The Paternal […]
A Return to Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)
This will re-publish as I make a return trip to Mission Aviation Fellowship -MAF. This time I am staying for a few days to volunteer in the fabrication shop. I am excited. Following is the background for this trip from a previous post. Many of the things that form our lives rest in the background. […]
A Visit to Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)
Many of the things that form our lives rest in the background. They crisscross our paths making significant deposits in quiet ways. On a recent trip to the northwest, we took time to visit the headquarters of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) in Nampa, ID. We have been supporters of MAF for over 20 years, but my […]
Come See The Amazing Truth About How Far Wichita Aviation Goes!
“I’m going to fly this thing, then I’m going to set it afire and never have another thing to do with aeroplanes!” —Clyde Cessna after an unsuccessful 1911 attempt at flight Wichita aviation has been a backdrop for most of my life. I was not aware of this fact for many years, but the reality […]
Why Bother With A Girls In Aviation Day?
Flying is the best possible thing for women. — Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of France, first licensed woman pilot, regards receiving her license, 8 March 1910. I participate in a closed Facebook group called The Landline. It is a forum for pilots and controllers to interact over questions about anything pilot-controller aviation system related. Recently a […]
A Day At The Kansas State Capitol – Aviation Style
Last Fall I contacted a fellow pilot/mechanic, Spencer, to inquire about the dates of the 2018 Kansas Air Tour. I have been wanting to do some kind of event like this, but the Women’s Air Race Classic is out of both my and my Aircoupe’s league, so this sounded like a good alternative. Besides, Kansas […]
How To Watch The Television Premiere of Ends Of The Earth
Here am I, send me; send me to the ends of the earth; send me to the rough, the savage lost of the wilderness; send me from all that is called comfort on earth; send me even to death itself, if it be but in your service, and to promote your kingdom — David Brainerd […]
Who Ultimately Are The Really Poor And- How Can We Best Serve Them?
For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. Matt 26:11 Recently I was watching an episode of Poldark on Masterpiece Classic. It is a BBC Period piece set in Cornwall England beginning in the 1780s. In this particular episode, the lower classes in the region were starving due to […]
How Far Is A Simple Mile Really? A Crazy Revelation!
“If you build a mile of hi-way you can go a mile – if you build a mile of runway you can go anywhere in the world”- Edward M. Bolen, President, and CEO NBAA I recently returned from the Women In Aviation International conference. Although I have been a member almost since the start of […]