Category Archives: U.S. Travel

Heli-Tanker

I was talking to a new friend the other day about my job as a firefighting helicopter pilot. He asked me if the Erickson Air Crane that I flew was the largest fire fighting helicopter in the world. It is … Continue reading

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Could be good

When you fly your own family members around you take special care to make sure that they have a positive experience. I don’t really know how many times I have flown my children in a helicopter. My oldest boy Adam, … Continue reading

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Surviving Seismic Contracts

He maybe had about 2 more hours and then he would likely start to die. It was 20 minutes past official dark and the next nearest other rescue vehicle was a Honda quad about 6 miles away. We had a … Continue reading

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Helicopter Pilot,does travel

I am going to end 2008 in a foreign country. We started 2008 in a foreign country, so that seems right. New Years 2008 was down in Belize and we spent a very enjoyable evening with new friends watching fireworks … Continue reading

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Time and travel

On normal days I wake with the changing light of days dawning. That lightening of the eastern sky that precedes the actual dawn triggers something in my brain. Whether I actually get out of bed is another matter.If I do … Continue reading

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Standing on the Battlefield Part 3

Howie, our guide @ Gettysburg Gettysburg Museum and Visitors Center. Our guide strode quickly across the lobby, introduced himself and gave us a rapid outline of our itinerary. We were on our way to the parking lot walking fast and … Continue reading

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Standing on the Battlefield

Gettysburg. It had rained hard just a few hours earlier and the air was cool and damp with threatening clouds blowing in from the west. Paula and I had checked in to a Motel, which felt strange after the last … Continue reading

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