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Birth of a Dream

Cruising down the coast of the Outter Banks of North Carolina during my residency there was only a distant memory in my life. Looking at that mound near Kitty Hawk didn't make me realize what really happened there 110 years ago as of yesterday.  It's hard to believe that 110 years ago, Orville and Wilbur Wright took their first flight which changed the world as we see it today.  The truth of the matter is passing, the mound that rests at Kitty Hawk is a memory that lives within us all every day.  
To think of the paramount growth that has accumulated since then in the aviation world, well... all we have to do is take a look at the modern aircraft that we have today in the skies: General Aviation, Military Aviation, and Commercial Aviation.  




The people and companies who were inspired to develop these flying machines.  If they were alive today, they would be amazed to see where their invention has carried out and the impact it has made to the way the world connects.


Not only that,…

A Special Holiday Wish

I was sitting in one the cafes at Dublin Airport's Terminal 2 after being bumped off a flight back to JFK and was nursing a coffee figuring out how I was going to play out the adventures to my extra day in the Emerald Isle.  Hoping to make it on the next day's flight (and I did.)
Little did I expect the reason why I was delayed a day was to witness two businessmen to come and plant themselves at the table next to the coffee bar where I was sitting.  I couldn't help to overhear the contents of their conversation which began with"What brings you to Dublin?"  "What experience do you have with..."  


It was an interview.

Not only an interview, but little did I know it was one of Aer Lingus' chief pilots interviewing an applicant for an A320 position.  Once I got the flow of the interview, my ears were superglue because I knew well that I would be in for the same experience once I go to the airlines.  



This conversation took me back to a post which was writte…

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TUESDAY TWEETER

Last week I had the honour of spending a couple of days with two great and talented friends having had the spur of the moment opportunity to visit the Emerald Isle of Ireland.  A very quick goodbye was only had before heading back to Dublin Airport for the flight back to New York however the huge smile and wave from Eoin as I pulled onto the streets of Cork spoke words.
I must say that I do not have the words to adequately thank these individuals for giving over their willingness, and most of all, their time to take me, although brief, but extensive tour of what wet my appetite to come back for more.
I knew the moment when I interviewed Eoin O'Callaghan that we were destined to meet.  We actually were supposed to meet in New York City, but our schedules didn't match.  Even though I was disappointed as I was anxious to meet him and his now finacee Siobhan, I was also glad at the same time because I wanted to travel the distance and meet him on his own turf - the la…