Wednesday, November 30, 2011

ADRI'S first SOLO!!!!

My girlfriend's daughter, Adriana, recently acquired a love of flying, and decided she wants to be an airline pilot. Luckily for her, I have my flight instructor license, so we started working on her private license when she turned 16 a few months ago. Today, as a testament to her hard work, she was rewarded with her first SOLO!!! Yes, she flew the plane by herself and did an incredible job. Here's the clip I took of her first landing! As you can see, she did a fantastic job! Keep up the good work Adri and you'll be flying for the airlines before you know it!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sunset at Casuarina Point, Abaco

My girlfriend and I just returned from a three day rest and relaxation vacation to Marsh Harbour, Abaco, in the Bahamas. The sunsets were incredible each night. Here's a shot of one of the nicer ones. I could retire in a place like this!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


This little fellow was catching a nice leisurely sunning a few weeks ago at Miami, South Beach. It was such a nice day all the seagulls were out sunning themselves, so it made for some easy photos for a change! Ahhhh...........must be nice to not have a worry in the world!

Friday, November 11, 2011


Yesterday one of my good friends called and asked if I wanted to go flying for an hour or so in their Cessna 185 float plane. Since I'm a bit nuts about flying, I accepted. We went out and did a few water landings on Greenwood Lake, in NJ/NY. After that, we took a ride up the Hudson for a spectacular view of Manhattan and NYC! What a great afternoon. A big thanks to the Pipitone family for the flying and wonderful evening/dinner too! Here's a couple of shots I took of the plane (one is of the mirror under the wing that is used to check if your landing gear is down for "land" landings and to ensure the wheels are up for water landings). I've got to tell you, landing on a lake is REALLY NEAT!

Monday, November 7, 2011


While flying to San Francisco (SFO)the other night, we had another aircraft flying approximately 40 miles ahead of us. Here's a shot I took of them.............. The contrail almost looks like a rocket shooting off! Sometimes the sights we see are indeed incredible! I love my job!