Medevac Mastery

Was interesting to see all the options for a medevac helicopter at the HeliExpo this week.

Not only was the equipment impressive, but the pilots, flight nurses, and medics all demonstrated an exceptional level of knowledge and capability. It’s good to know there are people and equipment at the ready in case of the worst. And it’s only getting better. It’s amazing what they can pack into a flying machine. Hopefully, I never need one.

Air Mail, from wayback

I remember the special, air mail envelopes. Always felt like an important message was being sent, regardless of the contents. Special envelope, special stamps. Well, here’s one from the 1960’s.

Mention of Pan American Airways brings plenty of nostalgia with it. Here’s the reverse with the Aruba post mark.

Little items like this make for great writing inspiration. They’ll show up in my stories soon.

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MD-80’s are retiring

After many years of venerable service, the MD-80’s in the American Airlines fleet are being retired. I had a great flight aboard one recently and had the good fortune to make his short video:

The pilots were great guys, giving me the opportunity to capture footage with my Osmo Pocket camera. Thanks to them and American Airlines.

F4u Corsair

The F4U Corsair stands as one of the most effective aircraft of its time. Designed by┬áRex Buren Beisel, it fought in various roles in various wars. Here’s one with her wings folded.

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And another view from the front:

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Behind the Corsair stands a P40 Warhawk. Both aircraft are on my bucket list to fly someday. Not sure if that will ever happen, but when I have time (and money) I look for opportunities for just such adventure. By the way, take a look at this wing folding mechanism:

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Sheer genius at work there. For you aviation enthusiasts, enjoy the airshow circuit which will be getting busy soon. Always do your checklist.