Repost: Fall Flying – A Day at the Beach

Ocean City, MD

It was another of those beautiful fall days: sunny and crisp. A day made for flying. It was closer to 11:00 am by the time we departed Manassas airport and set off for Ocean City, MD for our monthly flyout with the DC99s.The plan was to meet close to noon, take a ride into town for some $500 eating fun.

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Repost: Happiness

Looking forward to more of this in the coming year…


“Not if the Earth looked like this, he thought. Not if you could hear the hope, and the promise like a voice, with leaves, tree trunks, and rocks instead of words…..Men have not found the words for it, nor the deed, nor the thought, but they have found the music. Let me see  that in one single act of man on earth. Let me see it made real. Let me see the answer to the promise of that music. Not servants, nor those served; not altars and immolations; but the final, the fulfilled the innocent of pain. Don’t help me or serve me, but let me see it once because I need it. Don’t work for my happiness, my brothers– show me yours— show me it is possible– show me your achievement and the knowledge will give me courage for mine.”
— The Fountainhead

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Falling in Love with Fall, Again

Shenandoah National Park


Flying into Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) is obviously the best way to get here, any season.

Although must say driving through also has its charm as well, summer or fall.

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Shenandoah Mountains
O Shenandoah


Georgia on my mind

Seems apt for today…

Fly 'n Things

Georgia, Georgia,
The whole day through
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

It seems we were stuck in Georgia for another day after all. Nemo had made it’s way north, collided with the cold front arriving from Chicago and dumping snow in NY and New England as we speak. The skies above St Simons remained stubbornly IMC. Leesburg too, was windy and strongly affected by Nemo.


We resigned ourselves to a day in Georgia and decided to make the most of it. St Simons Island was a quaint little town. It is one of the largest Golden Isles along Georgia’s southern Atlantic coast. We made our way first to Jekyl Island in our rented car for some tea and pecan cake, then hit the mall for some shopping. After lunch we headed over to Brunswick airport to check out the FBO and tried to sneak into the Gulfstream maintenance facility…

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