R is for Rock

Freight pilots really are a different breed.  Perhaps it has something to do with the demands of a constantly fluctuating  circadian rhythm or the stress “on time performance” places firmly upon the pilot’s shoulders despite the line of  60,000 foot level 5 thunderstorms stubbornly raging on final approach, but a sense of humor seems to … Continue reading R is for Rock

I is for Icing

Today's post is a cautionary tale, so Mom, you may want to skip this one and just pretend that “icing” refers to the pink stuff on your granddaughter's favorite cupcakes.Back in the days of flying freight in a small, twin-engine, propeller-driven aircraft, the company would occasionally have “interns” - usually low time pilots – who … Continue reading I is for Icing

Another Photostory Competition

I found another writing competition based on this photo:And here's my submission - I hope you like it: FLYING SQUIRREL CARGO He stirs as the sun dips peacefully below the horizon. His deep, even breathing becomes a yawn, followed closely by a very satisfying, bone-popping stretch. Sighing heavily, he sits back on his hind paws, … Continue reading Another Photostory Competition