Cessna Aircraft And Showing Love For The Isolated

“That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.”   Deut 11: 21 Recently I was privileged to be part of a delegation who converged  at the Textron Customer Delivery Center in Independence, KS […]

The Biplane – A Dream And Hope Resurrected

Me, at seven years of age: “Daddy, how long will it take to build the biplane?“ Daddy: “I’m not sure, but you will probably be old enough to fly it by the time it is done”. Me: “How old to I have to be to fly?” Daddy: “At least 16 years old.” I asked the […]

Tora 101 – The Last Flight – Tora! Tora! Tora!

 Living in Wichita, Kansas, the Air Capitol of the World, I am privileged to know many aviators.  Men and women who influence the world, without necessarily being well-known.  I attended the memorial service of one of those special people recently, the pilot of Tora 101. I met Douglas Roy Jackson during the restoration of […]

Drones, Airspace and Liberty – How Are They Compatable?

 “Owning a drone does not a pilot make.” ― Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe I am an Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified private pilot.  This is one of three FAA airmen’s certificates I hold : The first one I earned was the Control Tower Operator (CTO) when I certified as a controller at the Wichita Airport Traffic Control […]

This Time With Music! A Flight To Longda, Papua Indonesia

 Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. –  Plato In a previous post, I wrote about a flight I took to Longda, Papua in the interior of Indonesia.  For the video in the […]

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 […]

He Is Risen! He is Risen Indeed

 The resurrection of Jesus Christ.  That historical event that has brings out chocolate bunnies, colored eggs and marshmallow peeps.  I like chocolate and even put out the wonderfully painted eggs and decorations we acquired during our years living in Europe, but it’s is rather jolting to put those things in the same sentence:  Jesus’ […]

Flight As A Stone In Life’s Bridge – About THE STONEBRDIGE

  Air traffic Control is easy until it gets hard. Then it gets very hard. The problem is, it can get very hard very easily. – Unknown There’s something just magical about flight. Period. – Graham Hawkes When one spends 34 years in an occupation as unique, challenging and wonderful as air traffic control, it never really […]

Flight To Langda, Papua, Indonesia

 The worst cruelty that can be inflicted on a human being is isolation.  – Sukarno Isolation is a self-defeating dream. – Carlos Salinas de Gortari While serving on a project in Sentani, Indonesia I was given the opportunity to fly into the interior of Papua where people have lived for a longer than recorded […]