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Pilot Shortage: The BIG Problem Driving the Aviation Industry

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hello, it's me...I'm in Colorado dreaming of airplanes

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Parenting is Harder Than Landing a Boeing 727

Friday, September 11, 2015

My Interview with Her Invitation:  Read full post...

Visine PIlots: Adventures in Air Ambulance

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

It’s -14 degrees F outside, but it’s not cold enough to keep the phone from ringing at 0200.  “Hello?” “Hey captain, we have to get a heart and lung transplant medical team from Flying Cloud to Aberdeen, right now. A young, healthy snowmobiler was drinking and driving and there is a recipient in Minneapolis that could use what’s left of him. The medical team will be at the airport in forty minutes. They want the Citation tonight. There will be six people. We need a go/no-go weather decision in ten minutes. Call me right back. Got it?”  And with that, you’ve gone from REM sleep to having your brain swirl with a rush of adrenaline, a low level panic and a drive to haul your body out of bed into the stranglehold of a winter’s night. You are an air ambulance driver and tonight, it feels like you and this medical team are the only people awake. You are surrounded by life and death, but all you’re concerned about tonight is life. You put a few drops of Visine in your eyes to help wake up and you’re out the door… Read full post...