Archive for November, 2008

Alan, leaves Oz for Seoul Korea

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

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First Snow

Friday, November 21st, 2008


StaggerWing – Prop Action

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Strange prop action caught by the iPhone camera. The prop is turning, 400+ horsepower at work, beautiful airplane….the Lear Jet of the 1940’s.



Autumn Leaves

Saturday, November 8th, 2008


Just Couldn’t Sleep

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008


Tough night, tossing and turning with anticipation of being able to comment on the Current Administration’s performance, ethics and character and on the promise of The Alternative through this historic vote. Lynne and I were numbers 3 and 4 at the polling station very early this morning and to hear the announcement, as you entered the booth, that “Lynne Parry is recording her vote” and “Michael Parry is recording his vote” brought a satisfying shiver down the spine. Democracy at work, in actuality.
Voting provides the opportunity for making the statement that; integrity is essential, ethics count, character matters, visibility and accountability matter, civil liberties matter and the erosion must cease, unlawful and un-winable wars must end with dignity reflecting the sacrifices made…but must end, the country needs to rejoin the international community with less arrogance and bullying to be replaced with humility (from stregnth) and more diplomacy and thereby assume its critical global leadership role, that torture in any form is unacceptable and that working in a collaborative way with all parties can, should and indeed must be the way forward.

This, the second time we’ve voted in a US national ballot, was something we looked forward to and provided immense satisfaction having done it.

Birthday Flight

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008


Off to York Pennsylvania for a Birthday Lunch. Yummy.

Flight to Virginia’s Luray Caverns

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

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Fabulous Fall weather made sure our Cirrus flight to Luray Caverns in Virginia was memorable. Fall colours, yellows, orange and gold and the crisp air made for excellent visibility as we flew up the Shenandoah National Park Valley, paralleling the Skyline Drive, and descending to runway 22 of W45 Luray Caverns Airport. An EAA Chapter 240 fly-out brought 6 aircraft and 11 flyers to the caverns. A great trip.

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