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Blog – The latest and greatest & when I get ’round 2 it… Began 25 April 2020…
Blog – The latest and greatest & when I get ’round 2 it… Began 25 April 2020…

July 8, 2020… I would bet, like me, you are getting pretty sick of the anarchy rampant in America lately. Boy Howdy! Cheryl and I are plumb-tired of it along with the Chinese virus (COVID-19) pandemic! A nephew who is a nurse took umbrage with my calling the virus “the.

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.

AIRCRAFT FOR SALE
AIRCRAFT FOR SALE

CALL:  (480) 773-2823   Here’s what I have for sale as of 6/13/2020   (SCROLL DOWN FOR COMPLETE DETAILS): NEW LISTINGS:  Meyers 145 & Cessna 421 – Both eye catching impressive! Scroll Down for details & photos! ===============================================  – Electric Tug FOR SALE –  Heavy duty chord included ===============================================   1940 Waco.

The Ghost Ship     N-29XF
The Ghost Ship N-29XF

An EXTRAORDINARY AIRCRAFT: N-29XF …Stearman’s seem to attract some pretty terrific people. From this special universe I have been blessed with some friendships that seem as lasting as humanity.  Aviation, in general, has been the catalyst. However, the Stearman World seems special in that way. N-29XF – “The Ghost Ship”.

I never did, but almost…
I never did, but almost…

I was almost born in the cabin of my father’s twin engine Beechcraft. I wasn’t, but almost was.  My parents were enroute from Greeley to Cheyenne, a short flight, when my mother went into labor.   I was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming September 30, 1941 less than five minutes after.

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.

The Summer of 1954…

As a “younker,” I was raised in an aviation family albeit in the small mountain community of Saratoga, Wyoming.  My folks ranched and built a resort, The Saratoga Inn.  Every summer the Conquistadores del Cielo, a very secret group of high-level aviation leaders would fly into Saratoga’s “Shively Field” (named for Jack.

Mark Berent
Mark Berent

Aviator Extraordinare – Author – Friend It was 1971 — 1972. US Air Force Lt. Col. Mark Berent was the Air Attaché in Cambodia. I was the aircraft commander of a C-131 “Samaritan.” Berent actually ran the entire air war in Cambodia. Astounding! This was normally an assignment for a.