Saturday, December 31, 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Soaring Valor: Honoring Our World War II Veteran's.

Watch, and learn, about a generation of humans that didn't require "Safe Spaces," or "Therapy Dogs," if Life did not go their way. These Americans enlisted, and fought, against Tyranny and Evil. Also, if you don't tear-up while watching this, you must a be a Communist.

God Bless the Gary Sinise Foundation for their work with America's Veterans.  Mr. Sinise should have won an Oscar for his role as Lieutenant Dan, as pretty much no one remembers who Forrest Gump was.

Additional thanks to American Airlines for flying the Vets, and a big thank you to Commander John Flores (Ret.) for sending us this video. 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

LAX From The Air - At Night.

Departing LGB, our intrepid traveler flies over LAX, on the way to SMF, on JetBlue.

Photos courtesy Commander John Flores, Ret.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Pearl Harbor December 7th, 1941: No, We As A Nation Have Not Forgotten, And We Never Will!

What a day it was.  What began as an air attack, that fateful Sunday morning, was rightfully ended with the dropping of a single bomb on a Thursday just shy of five-years later. 

And, in between was a whole lot of mayhem.

While the two, top photos are easily recognized as Hickam Field and the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, the battleship shown (BB-43), is the U.S.S. Tennessee, which was at Pearl Harbor on December 7th.  It was also the boat my current neighbor served upon the duration of World War II. 

While Frank was only 17-years old at the time, he lied about his age to get into the U.S. Navy and serve his country.  Today, 17-year olds have a nervous breakdown if their iPhone batteries go dead.  How times, and people, have changed.

We don't make 'em like my neighbor Frank, anymore.  The people of his generation are passing-on, and the stories they told (and the values they held) may sadly die with them if we refuse to remember, and to honor, them. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Maintenance Selfies.

Today we present good friend of the site, Brandon. 

You will not find a finer aircraft engineer, motorcyclist, and Great American, anywhere.