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East to the Steppes – Ukraine summer fly-in

Last summer, I attended a summer fly-in at Uzhhorod, near the Slovakian border. This was to be a joint event involving AOPA, Uzhhorod Airport, the Padonki International Motorcycle Club and the Ukraine Development Institute of Flight Technologies. It was a … Continue reading

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Captain Biff: I’m okay after earthquake in Italy

Latest News – May 20, 2012 Yes, it’s amazing…you get two updates within days of each other. So there I was…in the sack, out like a light, middle of the night, probably snoring…and my dream turns to jello. The hotel … Continue reading

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Leaving Austria – not easy

The last report left the Red Rockette and this old duffer busy getting ready to leave the lovely, historic soaring site of Spitzerberg just east of Vienna, Austria.  Just a couple of days prior to leaving, a crew from Austrian … Continue reading

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Journey to Austria earlier than expected–July 11, 2011

Well, it’s been a beautiful day in Zell am See, Austria. But why am I here when I had planned to go to Turkey, Greece, Croatia, and Italy from Cyprus prior to Austria? In June, 2011, I had traveled from … Continue reading

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Touring Petra and Wadi Rum

Going back a few days into last week I mentioned that I had found a tour operator and made arrangements to head south from Amman, Jordan to the ancient city of Petra. I will leave the major tourist info for … Continue reading

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Touring Jordan-Part 2

Friday, 14 Jan 2011 I left off several days ago saying that flight clearances had delayed me here in Amman, Jordan. The clearance issue revolved around the fact that after I arrive at my next destination, Paphos, Cyprus, I intend … Continue reading

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Touring historic Jordan..Part 1

After arriving in Amman I searched around the internet for a tour company in the area. I knew I would be here for a few days prior to heading off to Cyprus. At that time I thought that arrangements were … Continue reading

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Bahrain to Amman, Jordan 4 Jan 2011

First a word or twelve about the hospitality of the DHL Air Cargo folks at the Bahrain airport. As briefly mentioned previously, they had extended the invitation to hangar the aircraft due to high winds on the day of arrival … Continue reading

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Welcoming in 2011 in the desert of Bahrain

As I left off in the last blog post, I was being entertained by a local Bahrainian lady and one of her friends from Oman, thanks to a great chap back in Muscat who organized the meeting. The Omanian chap … Continue reading

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India to Muscat, Oman just prior to Christmas

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and will have a Happy New Year. The flight from Ahmedabad, India to Muscat was a long one…6.5 hours. The usual fueling delays and problems with leaky hose nozzles, etc.  I was … Continue reading

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