Friday, October 19, 2007

It was good to see Amy, and Merritt yesterday afternoon. I bumped into them at Old Navy. Seems like forever since we got together with Amy, Patrick and the girls.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Isn't this a cool thing? The Munchkin made it just for me. It is some kind of plastic beads which she molded together into a berry shape. Came with a craft kit.

Best of all. It glows in the dark.

Thanks Ashley.. Love ya

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I have not lived in my parents house for thirty years this past May. My mom is excitedly converting what used to be my old room into her new office. All these years her office has been down in the basement, but since her last surgery those steps are getting harder.

In the closet we discovered a box of mine filled with books. Boy Scout guides, R.A. Books, my first bible, a whole set of Hal Lindsey volumes, but mostly we found aviation technical manuals. Several light plane owners handbooks and more intriguing the operating handbook ( 975 pages ) for a Convair F-106 Delta Dart supersonic fighter-interceptor jet of the middle 60's. I had forgotten I had that one. It is a very cool addition to my Boeing B-52D manual, my Boeing KC-135 Manual, and will share shelf space in my office with manuals for several airline types, the Boeing 727, 737, McDonnell Douglas MD-83 and my pride the Gulfstream GIV SP manual.

Does anybody know where I can find a surplus F-106 now that I have the instructions?

What a cool ride

One Pratt & Whitney J75-P-17 turbojet, 17,200 lb.s.t. dry and 24,500 lb.s.t with afterburning.

Maximum speed:
1525 mph at 40,000 feet (Mach 2.31)
1327 mph at 35,000 feet

Cruising speed:
650 mph

Landing speed:
173 mph Initial climb rate was 42,800 feet per minute

Combat radius 575 miles
1,500 miles ("A" model)
575 miles ("B" model)
Max range w/max ext fuel 1809 miles
Max ferry range 2700 miles at 610 mph at 41,000 feet

Fuel Load (Max):
21,440 US gallons

One Douglas AIR-2A
Genie air to-air nuclear tipped rocket
Four AIM-4 Falcon air-to-air missiles
M61A1 Vulcan 20MM Cannon

Today is my Anniversary

I am the most blessed man on earth

Made just for me

My sweetie

I love you Kristie

Monday, October 15, 2007

Did you go to the Greek Festival this past weekend? We had a good time and ate massive amounts of interesting foods. Looked at the Arts and Crafts, placed a bid in the silent auction, (we lost ) and learned some Greek dance steps along with a little history.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Evan Almighty hit the stores yesterday. I think I was one of the first to own it. Kristie and I love this movie. How could you not ?

Here is thoughts in the form of a mini review I wrote back when it was at the theaters

Go get your copy and watch it with the family....

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Expand this !!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I just noticed that my two last music related posts, were all about music in 1974. That was not planned. I am not going through one of those periods of only listening to Oldies.

In fact the last cd I got was the new Still Remains.

Here is my sister clowning around with that band last week in Charlotte. Yes we are BOTH not quiet right. But we have fun. Life is too short to be so serious

Rock On girl.
The Governor proclaims South Carolina Aviation Week

Aviation is vital to the economic stability of the Palmetto

State and the quality of life of its people. To recognize that,

Gov. Mark Sanford issued a proclamation declaring Oct. 7

through 12 South Carolina Aviation Week.

AOPA Southeast Regional Representative Bob Minter worked with

the South Carolina Aviation Association (SCAA) to provide

educational materials to send to each of the 62 public-use

airports to help promote general aviation throughout the state.

This includes AOPA's latest DVD Local Airports: Access to

America, used nationwide by AOPA Airport Support Network

volunteers to build public appreciation for local airports.

Distributing this type of information about GA is important as

Congress debates FAA funding.

South Carolina has six commercial service airports, 54 GA

airports, and four military airfields that are essential to the

Palmetto State's diversified business base, growing population,

and extensive tourism industry.

I may be revealing my age here but I am Energized !!!

It may be a nostalgia kick to you, but I had this urge to dig out some serious Boogie.

So my stereo is jumping ... and I do mean jumping to vintage Foghat .

1974 was a big year for me and here is two of that era's rockin' best
Eight Days on the Road .... Lonesome Dave Rules here.

Listen to it and try and sit still. Don't pat your foot. I dare you !!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

It's suddenly very hectic here !! I'll be back however...