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Hong Kong

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Our FRIDAY FOTO for September 12th, 2014


Believe it or not, this photo was not taken in Hong Kong.  This photo was actually shot at the lake on a beautiful evening in Flushing-Meadows Corona Park here in the Queens section of NYC.
It was taken during a peaceful evening in the park where I was able to de-stress.  This week was nothing but stress on so many levels and I am looking forward to the weekend were I will be taking to the virtual skies once again in the Boeing 777-300ER.  Hong Kong-JFK.  It was only fitting when I saw this visual at the park, as my flying computer had been based in virtual Hong Kong for the past week and now it's time to make the long journey back home.
I also want to thank two very special pilots who I am honored to have in my life and who shall remain nameless.  They devoted their time to help me de-stress during this troublesome week.  The first pilot, Alpha Pilot, devoted his time to have me over not only for MooShu Beef and an Egg Drop Wonton combo soup, bu…

911

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A passenger seated on a Northwest A330 outbound from Amsterdam was looking at the flight map on the P-IFE screen thinking, "Where the hell are we going?" as the plane started to make it's flight path back to AMS.  A good friend of mine was making his morning commute into work at the Attorney General's Office downtown Manhattan for another day on the job.  

NYC, the city that never sleeps, never stands still, stood still on pause to horrifically watch two commercial airliners smash into the Twin Towers, the mega financial centers of the city on the bright and sunny morning of September 11th, 2001.  Someone on the train started to speak in concern of massive amounts of smoke arising above the Manhattan skyline visible near JFK Airport and Jamaica Bay.  Moments later, my friend and everyone on board that Manhattan bound train, and on that Northwest A330 bound for America, learned of what had happened.  Disbelief echoed at many locations on the globe both on land and air …

Support Israel Fly-by 2014

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"After I signed, I cried. When I studied American history as a schoolgirl and I read about those who signed the U.S. Declaration of Independence, I couldn't imagine these were real people doing something real. And there I was sitting down and signing a declaration of establishment."
~ Former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir (1898 – 1978) Recalling her signing The Israeli Declaration of Independence  May 14, 1948


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Jeremy D. Carlisle
Publisher/Promoter CaptainAboard.com Pilot, Israeli-New York Flight Club


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Robert Keleti Chief Pilot AOPA Award and FAA Gold Seal Flight Instructor Israeli-New York Flight Club
Natan Hoffmann Events Coordinator Pilot, Israeli-New York Flight Club

Crowds of millions.  Cheering.  Togetherness.  United.  United for a purpose.  Purpose for one word:
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Support for the sole democracy in the middle east: Israel.  The date?  Sunday, August 24th, 2014.  Cessnas from 172s to 182s, Pipers of all models, not to mention…

Re-Surf Project

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Air and water.  Two of the Earth's most natural elements which bring on the most adrenaline in human life while sustaining it at the same time.
In aviation, pilots, crew, and passengers alike fly in aircraft which ride the air "waves" in the sky. The aviation term "cloud surfing" comes to mind, which an aircraft coasts the tops of clouds in a most magnificent manner creating a most spectacular visual.  The sight of this from an aircraft, especially from the flight deck is amazing.  The feeling is amazing.  For those of us who have witnessed such a sight, we wish that every human life on Earth could partake of this truly incredible experience.
Like aircraft over the waves of air, are surfboards over the waves of water which is also an adrenaline rush.
My colleague and good friend Michael Urra once shared and always continues to share his everlasting similar passion which takes to the other element: water - surfing.  Little did I know about how far his passion for s…