Folding Wings and Wings Folding

Folding Wings and Wings Folding

Phenomenal footage! No lives lost in the air or on the ground! Watch the Cessna’s wing wrap around the skydiver!!! It was the perfect storm with distracted pilots and each plane in the other’s blindspot. Back in my pilot days, I flew a few flights photographing other aircraft. Didn’t like it at all. the workload and risk increased astronomically lots of distractions for both pilots […]

Too Big to Catch Air

Too Big to Catch Air

I think not. Watch this lighter than normal 747 catching air. I suspect that paraglider and 747 jockeys would have about the same kind of reaction when the wind suddenly lifts them 30 feet in the air. -dbguy

Working an Approach

Working an Approach

This is what an approach looks like when you have your hands on the throttle. Not much time for gawking at the scenery, beautiful though it may be. -dbguy

Most Beautiful Approach Ever

Most Beautiful Approach Ever

There’s something about flying an approach that just can’t be matched in my dream flying. Here’s one of the most beautiful approaches I ever seen. That beauty is best experienced flying in a jump seat or in a video like this one. It’s just to easy to get lost or fixated on the flow of things and loss situational awareness So I know that the guy […]

Free Flying

Free Flying

Flying has always been my passion. Forty years ago, strapped in an aluminum tube powered by avgas, I spent much time in the air. But, in my dreams, I never flew encumbered by metal and gas fumes. Today, many flyers, my sons among them, fly with little more than a bag full of nylon cloth, a few hundred feet of cord and a body full […]

UFO

Just saw a UFO. I can’t believe it! My wife was looking out the backyard picture window and called me to come take a look. So, I did. And I’ve never seen anything like it before. Background: I’m an amateur astronomer and have been watching the night skies since my youth. I’ve got a Celestron telescope sitting in my basement. And I’ve been around aviation as […]

Honda CX Update

Honda CX Update

This Honda was the most pristine bike I’ve ever encountered. All the rubber stops and plugs were supple and just like brand new. It still had those stick on decals, Honda puts on the gas tank and speedometer, noting break in procedures and warranties. The tool kit had never been opened. And the riders manual was just like the tool kit. Other than a few […]

The Cycle of Things

The Cycle of Things

I just spotted my Virago a couple of days ago. It’s been years since I’ve seen it. And the sight of it brought back some unexpected memories, for we parted company in 2007. And it was a grievous split. To make a long story short: In 2007 I moved to Florida Discovered at the last minute before leaving Wyoming that our leased condo didn’t allow […]

Cycles

Cycles

I’ve returned to motorcycles after decades. What a joy I’ve found in restoring, maintaining, and riding motorcycles popular when I was young. I couldn’t afford to own them then, only dream about them. But today, with careful searching, a great bike can be bought for a reasonable price. And with a little work, they can be better than new. I’d rather be riding than typing. […]

Virago Midnite Special

Virago Midnite Special

Good Old Days My first motorcycle was a 1968 Suzuki X250 Hustler. I bought it new for about $650. That was followed by a BSA 650 Thunderbolt. And eventually, a 1979 R100S BMW, which I took to Alaska. But in 1980, I got married and settled down. My wife hadn’t been around motorcycles and didn’t have the desire pursue them. Plus, the family demands focused […]

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