The road to the hangar

Posted on September 18th, 2009 by

I left three loads of laundry on the kitchen table, ready to be folded and put away. Grass needed cutting; tomatoes needed canning. The dog begged to go, but for him, a ride in the truck would have to wait... Continue Reading →

The Land of Perfect

Posted on September 11th, 2009 by

SHORT FINAL By DEBORAH McFARLAND Like many aviators, I spend some of my free time cruising various aviation forums, and from past experience, I have learned to take what I read with a grain of salt. Recently, however, it has... Continue Reading →

Endless Summer

Posted on September 4th, 2009 by

SHORT FINAL By DEB McFARLAND Summer officially commands three months on the calendar, but according to Keely’s school calendar, summer only lasts eight weeks, hardly enough time for mind and body to slip gently into summer’s languid rhythms. This year,... Continue Reading →

The road to the hangar leads to possibilities

Posted on August 13th, 2009 by

SHORT FINAL by DEBORAH McFARLAND I left three loads of laundry on the kitchen table, ready to be folded and put away. Grass needed cutting; tomatoes needed canning. The dog begged to go, but for him, a ride in the... Continue Reading →

The Hangar

Posted on May 27th, 2009 by

By DEBORAH McFARLAND My friend, Bob, at the Tom B. David Airport in Calhoun, Ga. (CZL), has been trying to explain to some folks in his town about the ambiance that can be found at the airport. Trying to describe... Continue Reading →

A fight well fought

Posted on February 22nd, 2008 by

John W. Murphy never did anything that made him famous. He wasn’t rich. As a kid he entered World War II with the assurance that it was the right thing to do for his country. He was unassuming and most... Continue Reading →

Diary of a mad Luscombe pilot

Posted on January 25th, 2008 by

Every new year brings contemplations, convolutions and resolutions, most of which are held dear for a week or two and then thrown out with that final bit of holiday trash. Continue Reading →

It’s all about priorities: It takes creativity to keep flying these days

Posted on December 21st, 2007 by

Nowadays, when there is considerable cost involved just getting to the airport, folks often ask me how we survive financially as a flying family. Continue Reading →

An unusual upbringing

Posted on November 23rd, 2007 by

She was small with flaming red hair, but I had no doubt her backbone was reinforced with stainless steel. We sat at a conference table, the Old Man beside me looking grave and concerned, as appropriate for the situation. I,... Continue Reading →

HAPPY, HAPPY: A long-awaited decision makes this Luscombe owner a happy woman

Posted on January 4th, 2007 by

A friend of mine once told me that he didn’t read most flying magazines because they were full of gloom and doom. Airplanes crashing and pilots doing stupid things were not high on his agenda for enlightening reading. Where, he... Continue Reading →