National Native American Heritage Month – Eula “Pearl” Carter Scott, Pilot — Transportation History


Eula “Pearl” Carter Scott made aviation history in1929 when she took off in a plane for a solo flight. Pearl, who was only 13 at the time, became the youngest pilot in the United States. She had been born in the city of Marlow in Oklahoma in 1915. Her mother was an enrolled member of […]

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The Hidden Meanings Inside Your Flight Number — Scott Beale Aviation


Anyone who has ever taken a flight, international or domestic, knows that the number on your ticket is the key to everything. It tells you where to go, it helps you find your flight on the departures and arrivals board, and it is one of the main ways that you keep track of yourself and […]

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Yes!


Words on Wednesdays

Finally, semester is over! I took my last class, passed the QE, and can finally say I am ABD 🙂Unlike last year, when I planned and flew to Hudson River & Montauk Point in April 2017

Or the previous year, when I planned and went down to Australia & New Zealand in April 2016,

Or the previous year, when I planned a trip to the National Museum of the USAF in April 2015,Or the previous year, when I planned and flew to Sun & Fun in April 2014,
I am free to once again start planning … OSH!

I am also planning a repeat of Douthat State Park and a whole lot of flying once I get current again.

And of course more down under.

Stay tuned as Flynthings picks up where it left off last fall and takes to the skies again.

The possibilities are immense!

Instrument Approaches — Flying Summers Brothers


There is the old saw about getting your Private Pilot certificate, that it “is a ticket to learn,” meaning that you’ve just gotten the little slip of paper that lets you learn to be a better pilot. I totally buy that. I didn’t count on forgetting some of the things I learned, though. To get […]

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Words on Wednesdays: Flurries!


Winter comes early to the Mid Atlantic

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, I spied not one, or even two but six deer lurking around the snow covered woods behind my house. How appropriate!

Christmas with reindeers (12/25/09)

To the best of my knowledge this might be the first Thanksgiving that, I might wake up to snow covered rooftops. As I write this, it is snowing heavily further north of here, with 5-8 inches accumulation expected. I did see some flakes earlier this morning here but no accumulation is forecast, east of the 95 corridor.

The weather as expected, is going to play havoc with travel and Thanksgiving plans for people intent on getting out of town.

Safe travels and Happy Thanksgiving!