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An Uncommon Hero
An Uncommon Hero

Tim didn’t strike me as the hero type.   My first impression was that he is just your average nice guy.   I would learn that he is a wonderful family man raising his family with strong values.  I would learn that he is well thought of by the company.

My LIST of Stories herein:
My LIST of Stories herein:

There is no set order to my stories. As I add a story I make no attempt to put one ahead of another with one exception. My current BLOG – The Latest and Greatest… I will try to keep at the top for updating and ease of finding it. My.

Captain Mike Daciek’s stories
Captain Mike Daciek’s stories

I met Mike Daciek July 5th, 1967. Above, is a ‘selfie’ Mike took sittin’ in the front seat of my Stearman a few years ago. It musta been before our flight. If he took the photo after our flight he’d be smilin’ and he most certainly would have bugs on.

Blog 10/2/2017 to 4/21/2020  (when I’m feelin’ gabby)…
Blog 10/2/2017 to 4/21/2020 (when I’m feelin’ gabby)…

April 21, 2020…  In my e-mail traffic this morning was another “Mornin’ Smile” from my ol’ pal, Captain Phil Stallings, or “Capt’n Flip” as he often called!  In fact he is a retired revered pilot extraordinare from our days together at the storied Frontier Airlines.  A better fellow would be.

Blog – Map Welcome to My World?
Blog – Map Welcome to My World?

OK, I’m new at this.  So, cut me some slack!    I switched to ServMask and got rid of GoDaddy.   I now refer to GoDaddy as “GoBadly!”  What a complete sham!  They were all glitz and bullshit!  They were incompetent!  They were unable to solve the simplest of issues.   Yani Illev.

Blog JAN 1, 2017 – to AUG 24, 2018 – An Introduction & Daily BLOG!
Blog JAN 1, 2017 – to AUG 24, 2018 – An Introduction & Daily BLOG!

Greetings!   FIRST, an apology!  I am trying to learn how to put a feature within where you can book-mark and go back to the spot you where you quit reading.  So far this has eluded me, but I’m persistent. In this “page” you’ll see weekly (sometimes daily) postings.  At.

CHARLES AUGUSTUS LINDBERGH my view…
CHARLES AUGUSTUS LINDBERGH my view…

Lindbergh flies nearly 10,000 miles from Washington DC to get to St. Louis!   Lindbergh became LOST!   Bolling Field near Washington, D.C. was the beginning of a two-month odyssey taking Charles Augustus Lindbergh and The Spirit of St. Louis over thirteen countries as the United States unofficial mega-ambassador.  .

Allied Aircraft, Inc.-Tucson, AZ
Allied Aircraft, Inc.-Tucson, AZ

The featured image is of a restored “Fertile Myrtle.”  This was one of literally hundreds of aircraft I flew after master mechanic, Jack Kern, had worked his magic.   Most of the airplanes I flew were from  Davis-Monthan AFB, Navy Litchfield, or Tucson International. I became the quasi-chief pilot for Allied Aircraft,.