Tag Archives: World Travel

We just got hit

A friend asked me recently about bird strikes with helicopters. The recent landing of an Airbus A320 in the Hudson River after a bird strike no doubt prompted his question. When you fly at lower altitudes as most helicopters tend … Continue reading

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The Shot

I have taken a lot of aerial photographs from helicopters. My photographs, which would number in the thousands, have produced maybe a dozen or so decent photographs. I am not discouraged. I have flown dozens of photographers and cameramen, doing … Continue reading

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Could you get out after an emergency landing?

I was watching the television coverage of the U.S. Air probable emergency ditching in the Hudson River this afternoon . I just recently completed my Helicopter Underwater Egress Training and I got thinking just how bad it would have been … 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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Caves and Caverns

The Grotte di Toirano chamber wall Blame Mr. Leonard my fifth grade teacher for introducing me to Pierre Berton’s book, “The Secret World of OG “. I have been interested in the underworld ever since. The underworld of caves and … Continue reading

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The Umbrellas of Allasio

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