Ready to launch and lunch, Galveston Texas

Aviators gather at Moody Gardens in Galveston Texas for lunch, credit wikiWings
Aviators gather at Moody Gardens in Galveston Texas for lunch, credit wikiWings

Last Saturday, a collection of airplanes and aviators flew to Galveston Texas. We then gathered at Moody Gardens Restaurant for lunch. More than fifteen pilots participated.  Good fellowship, food and fun.

We trust you’re able to organize similar flying events where you live. And, if you’re in the West Houston area, please join us on an aviation iSortie™ outing.

Blue sky,

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Happy Independence Day! 2018

Happy July 4th 1776 Independence Day celebration! We hope that you have an enjoyable and safe week. We wish you a blessed time with family and friends, good food and of course – great fireworks!

As we celebrate our nation’s two hundred forty-two years of freedom we honor those dedicated to its preservation. With respect and gratitude we thank the men and women of our armed forces, law enforcement, Homeland security, fire and rescue and many others that give us the land of the free because they are brave.

God bless The United States of America.

Memorial Day – 2018

EAA AirVenture 2017, P51 Mustang and two pilots discussing flight tactics, photo credit wikiWings
EAA AirVenture 2017, P51 Mustang and two pilots discussing flight tactics, photo credit wikiWings

Memorial Day is one of America’s most cherished patriotic observances.  We extend our utmost gratitude to those who died defending our nation and freedom . . .

“We thank God that such men [and women] lived.”

General George S. Patton

Aviators gathering to launch and lunch – flying fun

Aviators enjoying fellowship and lunch, Houston, Texas
Aviators enjoying fellowship and lunch, Houston, Texas

Almost every Saturday in West Houston, pilots gather to talk about flying over coffee and breakfast. By noon the group launches on a local flight and then land at a nearby restaurant of choice for lunch. During a recent weekend more than a dozen aviators got together. We enjoy the fellowship and food.

The last few outings included Torchy’s Tacos in Houston and Irie’s Island Food on Mustang Beach.

You’re welcome to join us if you’re in the West Houston area.

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Soar we now . . . 2018

Clouds rising. Tribute to Soar we now, Charles Wesley, 1739
Clouds rising. Tribute to “Soar we now . . . . ” Charles Wesley, 1739

It’s Good Friday.  I hope you can take some time off, rest this weekend, and indeed say  “Christ the Lord is Risen Today,”  As Charles Wesley wrote, circa 1739 –

Soar we now where Christ has led;
Following our exalted Head;
Made like him, like him we rise;
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies. Alleluia!

1 Cor. 15:1-8; & 12-28; 1 Tim 1:17

A different flight slope – 2018

This week I’m taking a break from general aviation to join up on a different flight slope – The ski slopes at Vail Resort in

White River National Forest, Vail Colorado 2018, photo credit wikiWings
White River National Forest, mountains of Vail Colorado 2018, photo credit wikiWings

Colorado. It’s “high altitude” but my feet are still on the ground.

Snow fall has been light this year, but we arrived to marvel at two winter storms which helped to cover the slopes with fresh snow.  The mountains and sky are beautiful.

I hope you can take some time off for rest and fellowship with family and friends. Blue sky!

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High Flight 2017

In 1922, Amelia Earhart set the feminine altitude record of 4,267 meters (14,000 feet). A courageous and capable aviator, and inspiration to many. Go women in aviation.

“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

Sunward I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
 of sun-split clouds, –
And done a hundred things
 You have not dreamed of —
Wheeled and soared and swung
 high in the sunlit silence.
Hovering there, I’ve chased the shouting wind along,
And flung
 my eager craft through footless halls of air . . . Continue reading “High Flight 2017”