Southwest Airlines sunset departure

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Retired Air Traffic Controllers

This month I've seen two good friends retire from Air Traffic Control--Glen Scott and John Howard.

This is from Burbank Tower with Glen on the left. I worked with John at Palo Alto Tower from '89-91 then we both moved to Burbank Approach contol in '91.



Friday, September 17, 2010

F18 Breaks Sound Barrier at Reno Air Races

Here at the 2010Reno Air Races. The announcer said the F18 that was going to fly past will be just short of Mach 1. When he went by, the BOOM BOOM was loud and clear, he had broken the sound barrier. What a thrill! I was abler to record the action on the iPhone 4. Here's the link to the video:

F18 Breaks Sound Barrier

Location:Yale Way,Reno,United States

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mono Lake

I can remember back in the '70's driving to an almost empty Mono Lake. Looks like the effort to Save Mono Lake worked.

-- Post From My iPhone

Location:Mono Lake

Reno Bound

Mark Mulder, Barry Wagoner and I are on our way to the Reno Air Races for our annual trek in Mark's RV. I love being on the road in an RV. I'm looking forward to seeing the Canadian Snowbirds as well as all the vintage aircraft. Life is good.

Location:Inyokern,United States

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New iPad means new posts

Now that I've received an iPad, it will be much easier to post things to the blog. I've been using Facebook and Twitter as my main communication modes and will continue to do so, however, it will be fun to post interesting things here as well for posterity.

This is the first test to see how it works. All this for Mom, of course.

-- Post From My iPad

Location:Unnamed Rd,Burbank,United States

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Michael Jackson Funeral

Here are RADAR pictures from Burbank Tower of Michael Jackson’s funeral. Just to give you perspective, Burbank Airport is in the center of the circle. The glob of targets are over Forest Lawn. And, yes, we talk to each one. FUN!



Saturday, April 18, 2009

Paul's Motorcycle Accident

We’re counting our many blessings that Paul wasn’t hurt more than he was after being struck by a car on the freeway this morning. Other than a heavily bruised and strained back, deep arm laceration, and broken ankle, he's doing ok with the pain killers.

Interesting how it played out from my perspective: Jim Bolt calls me on the way to a funeral saying he’s looking at a pretty bad motorcycle accident on the freeway as he precedes to describe the damage. While talking to Jim, Sandy calls me so I tell Jim she’s calling and I take the call. She proceeds to tell me Paul’s been in a motorcycle accident and we need to go to the hospital right away (not knowing his condition). I call Jim back to let him know that the accident he saw was Paul and to pray. He told me later that he immediately pulled off on the side of the freeway to pray.

So, for a moment, I’m thinking the worse (Jim’s description was not promising...) and am simply perplexed as to what to do or think. Then it occurs to me to simply call Paul and see what happens. I call and he answers! He tells me he’s in an ambulance being taken to Holy Cross, that he’s in lot’s of pain but basically all right, considering. Phew. I then call Sandy to let her know and off we went to the hospital.

Thumbs up!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tea Party

Paul and his girlfriend, Heather, went to our local Tea Party at the Civic Center here in Santa Clarita. After doing our taxes, I should have joined them!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Fun with the Lakers

Sandy and I were able to attend the Laker game the other night with a season ticket holder’s tickets. I’ve got to go to one of their championship games this year!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Well Worth 30 Minutes...

Given the economic conditions we are going through, here is an insight worthy of your time...

Friday, February 13, 2009