Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Today Adriana and I flew to the Okeechobee airport to have our first "$100 hamburger".  Pilots are known for taking off on a Saturday or Sunday to just fly around for a bit and land somewhere for a burger.  This has been known as going to get a "$100 hamburger" as that's about what it costs to do this.  Unfortunately, with the price of aviation fuel and airplane rentals going up, it costs a bit more now.  We went to a great little restaurant at  the airport called "The Landing Strip", and had a wonderful breakfast instead of lunch, so it was a "$100 egg and sausage breakfast".  By the time we landed back at the Ft. Lauderdale Executive airport (FXE), the breakfast had cost me $260!  Hmmmm, there's got to be a cheaper way! But we had a ball and Adri did an outstanding job flying and navigating us both ways!  Guess we'll have to do this more often! 

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Finally decided it was time for a "family" photo, so here it is!  Adriana on the left, Jimmy, Maria, and last but not least ME!  What a good looking family, eh?  So we have Adriana, the next airline pilot in the family, Jimmy the next USA/WORLD number one tennis player, Maria -- #1 in my heart, and me the lowly photographer.......................  ;-)

Friday, September 21, 2012


Last week during our descent into Las Vegas (LAS), the sun gave the appearance that the horizon was on fire.  It was spectacular to say the least.  I never get tired of seeing sights like this.................   Boy, what an office I have!!!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


This was the sunrise we woke up to here in Hollywood, FL, this morning!  Absolutely breath-taking!

Thursday, September 13, 2012


Was advised I had another photo in the USA Today newspaper today!  I took this photo during a flight from Haiti, to Newark, NJ, last month.  It is of a torrential downpour in the Bahamas. We were about 30 miles away from the island when I took this shot.  This is a perfect example of why we stay clear of these storms..............the up and downdrafts are actually strong enough to rip the wings off a plane!  NEVER, EVER fool with Mother Nature! 

Thursday, September 6, 2012


During our flight to Seattle, WA, the other day, we flew over some mountain ranges in Montana, that were literally being consumed by fires. My guess is that the ashes from other fires were responsible for starting new ones.  As you can see in the photo, numerous small fires are just starting up.  The only thing I can think of when I see destruction like this is that their are millions of helpless animals that have no idea what is happening around them.............