I saw my life flash before my very eyes last Thursday night. I was a block away from my house and I had the white walk sign on and checked for traffic. The road was clear and I proceeded to cross the four lane street. Little did I know that within split seconds I looked up and a car was near feet from hitting me head on. The moment was so quick, all I could think was "JUMP!" I did.. missing the speeding car by an inch. The driver never applied brakes. Panic and anger flew through me because I had enough time to see what was going on inside the car. It was someone, on their cell phone, too busy to pay attention that they had just ran a red light and almost killed a crossing pedestrian - me. ---- A few years ago, the same thing happened although the victim wasn't as lucky as I. I was on my way to work, and was on the corner of a major intersection in the neighborhood where I live - about 10 blocks where I was almost str…
In the massive airspace of August birthdays, there is one that shouldn't be passed up. Tomorrow will be the birthday of Alex Wood. Someone I am proud to call a great friend who has helped and contributed to this website in so many unremarkable ways. He was also a satellite contributor and participant at FFCLIVENYC 2012 when we celebrated Karlene Petitt's aviation thriller"Flight For Control".
Alex has been the Chief Graphics Designer for this site and I attribute the current site layout to all of the time, assistance, and effort he has put in.
For all of this I owe a debt of gratitude to him and wish him many more years of success in every aspect of life: university, flight academy, and inspiring others to help their dreams to take off.
With these words I present to you..
Despite the fact I have given my contributions to this site a break, I feel compelled to write this evening about my day today. It was a truly unorthodox day as usually my days are filled with unnecessary stress but today, for some reason, was tranquil despite the business of it.
Something, towards the end happened though which in my mind thought would transpire into a stressful situation taking the day spiraling down.
Someone came to the front entrance of where I work looking for a job. Because of the way this person addressed it, I was at that time unable to handle the situation. Something inside of me though told me to patiently assess her situation and to avail, was not only able to assist her inquiry but in return she offered something in return which is wasn't expecting.
I patiently escorted her as I was leaving from work and she proceeded to take our dialogue on many tangents. But one of those tangents gave a new light: Relationships with people of substantially y…
The week can be stressful if not a downright nightmare. Dealing with challenges less alone other people that create them for you can be very overwhelming. All you want to do is be next to a furry creature that takes all of your stresses and pain away. Pet Therapy is essential for the animal lover within you. This weekend will be full of pet therapy with this little one, so I have decided to showcase him as Our 100th POST ON THIS SITE and Our FRIDAY FOTO for August 9th, 2013
How will you make your weekend a most relaxing one? Have a great weekend, everyone! Jeremy
Getting caught in a summer rain walking last night reminded me of an amazing performance which I was presented with one week ago this moment. So.. what do you get when you have five ladies from the '80s who know how to "Rock and Roll All Night"? Yes, you are right: The Go-Gos
We were sitting in a half empty outdoor venue. Wearing a poncho it was as if someone threw us devoted fans into a swimming pool fully clothed. The rain went on for hours but the diligent stage crew wanted to make sure that safety was in place and to rest assure the restless fans that there would be a show. The first one of the group to make a stage appearance was the Go-Go's lead singer Belinda. Later on as the rains subsided, Jane and Charlotte came out to greet some of the fans seated in the front row and sign autographs as the stage was being prepped and prayers were flying that the rains would finally stop.
What was a plastic covered stage, eventually turned into a bri…
"Life is too short, but a memory is just the beginning of another.."
Today is a day for special celebration. I do every year on August 7th - what was my father's birthday - and still is. (About My Father Cpt. Ronald G. Carlisle) He would have turned 64 years old today, however, I still celebrate the day despite the fact that his life ended at 61. And there are many reasons to keep celebrating. Life doesn't end when you leave the Earth. What you leave behind: your accomplishments, your legacy, and your impact on the world remains for loved ones and others to remember. When you leave the Earth, your birthday becomes a new birthday, the birth of many memories that will not last for a short while, but forever.
My writings on this website are a reflection of his essence and because of his memory which I celebrate today and everyday. It is why I chose the name of this website to be "CaptainAboard." What we do in life to celebrate others carr…
Throughout the vast social network, you come across people who you never knew who were literally at your back door. This week's Tweeter is someone who is just that, located right near our satellite location in the Five Towns area of Long Island, NY. He is also at the back door of one of the world's busiest airports: New York's very own John F. Kennedy International (JFK/KJFK). It does have its perks especially for the aviation enthusiast like us.
Not only is he an aviation enthusiast, he is also an aviation journalist that looks to inform travelers of the best passenger experience possible. Jason is Associate Editor for NYCAviation.com and also writes for other sites such as AirlineReporter.com,Airchive.com, andAviationWeek.comon a freelance basis. Having traveled across the world from New York to Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and even Fiji, Jason has broadened so many horizons with not only his writings but abundance of breathtaking photos.
It's all about the one big aviation family gathering in a small place out in the middle of nowhere making it a "somewhere." The ultimate family reunion. Our Aviation Family.
This family reunion: OSHKOSH Western Michigan University College of Aviation is definitely apart of this family that made an appearance at Oshkosh this year and here they are at the Cirrus Aircraft VIP Event for our FRIDAY FOTO for August 2nd, 2013
Our Friday Foto was provided by Josh BlainSocial Media Director Western Michigan University College of Aviation
Thank you so much Josh and I hope you all had a great time with Cirrus and the reunion!