The Flying Hindu

I have been called the “whitest Brown guy” by many a person – recently even… which I am meant to take as a compliment. Yes, even I… a Brown guy …. do love hockey and baseball, and know more about both sports than most (not all) people (part of the plan to try and fit […]

via Mohan Singh – The Flying Hindu — Pioneers Of Aviation

Great Ocean Road

What’s on your “Australia bucket list”? Many people might include snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, seeing a koala or a kangaroo, and learning to surf in Sydney. While all of these experiences are indeed awesome, no Australia bucket list should be complete without driving the Great Ocean Road – one of the world’s most scenic…

via Here’s why the Great Ocean Road should be on your Australia bucket list – and catch a ride with Qantas, Alaska’s Global Partner — Alaska Airlines Blog

In the Name of the Best Within You

This is John Galt Speaking

In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst.
In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of people be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never achieved his title.
Do not lose your knowledge that our proper estate is an upright posture,
an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads.
Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all.
Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach.
Check your road and the nature of your battle.
The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it’s yours.
–from the Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

2017: The Year That Was

A Year of Women!

This has been a strange year… but definitely A Year of Women!

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Here are some highlights from flynthings from 2017…

Bao Bao
Finding a Voice Amidst the Threats & Fears
Cherry Blossoms
Montauk Point
Cape May
Climate Change: It’s Serious
Save Tangier
Daytona Sunrises
Rise Up & Speak Up or #TakeAKnee
Letter of the Century
Come From Away
A Door in the Sky

Top 3 most viewed posts in 2017:

Flying to the Bahamas in a C172 continued to dominate for the 5th straight year.
Followed by GA Flying over Niagara Falls,  and
 Indian Women Pilots came a distant third.

Here’s hoping 2018 will be far better…

Words on Wednesdays: No Flurries this Week!

Have a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving Week!

I typically like to see a White Christmas. There is something ethereal about waking up on Christmas morning to snow covered rooftops and driveways. In fact, my first Christmas morning in the East Coast, I spied not one, or even two but six deer lurking around the snow covered woods behind my house.
Christmas with reindeers (12/25/09)

Three years ago, it was snowing heavily further north of here, with 5-8 inches accumulation expected, Thanksgiving week. I did see some flakes in the mid-Atlantic, but no accumulation east of the 95 corridor. The weather played havoc with travel and Thanksgiving plans for people intent on getting out of town.

No snow expected this week in the Mid Atlantic. But who knows what the weather will do to travel plans.

Safe travels and have a very Happy & safe Thanksgiving week or weekend!

Words on Wednesdays: Inspiration

It’s really hard to be inspired these days, with everything that is going on in this country.

This is the best I can offer:

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Seek Truth, Always

Differentiate Right from Wrong, these days it is Fake from Real

Show Compassion

Pursue Justice

Leave  this World Better than you Found it

Inspire the Next Generation

Excel beyond your Wildest Imagination.

No ONE Gender, Race, Religion, Color or Country is Superior to another.

We are all Global Citizens of this World…

Let’s Unite for World Peace!