Private Luau

Private Luau

Private Luau  Ever had a private Luau?  Me neither.  Still, my son won a Luau from a chance ticket for a his favorite charity.  So, we celebrated a couple of family birthdays by having a Luau.  The Luau was held on his back deck; he has a big deck.  Between twenty and  thirty family and friends came to his house today to party.  Quite an event; a beautiful day with nice sea breezes.  Aloha.

Uncle Jack

Uncle Jack

Meet Uncle Jack.  Just after midnight on 6 Jun 44, he parachuted into Normandy the night before the D-Day invasion as part of the 101st Airborne Division.   He was the only one of his squad of 15 men to live through the war.  Although he was badly wounded in the Battle of Bastogne, he came home, married my aunt, had two children, and lived a long life.  Uncle Jack passed a couple of years ago at the age of 95.  He was always an active person and swam several times a week until the last couple of years.

Pilots

Pilots

Pilots  Those cool airplanes won’t fly without pilots.  In fact, the day could come when we will not have qualified pilots to fly some of the older airplanes.  Take the B-26 medium bomber!  There are no B-26s flying today.  How long will it be before all the qualified pilots for the B-26 are gone?  Actually, not long!  Then, when a B-26 is restored to flying condition and made airworthy, learning to fly it will be done by test pilots just like learning to fly a brand new airplane.  Unfortunately, some airplanes will never fly again.  Instead, their existence will be relegated to museums.  Enjoy the planes flying at summer air shows and fly-ins.