After cruising through the night we awoke early to see the beautiful sights as we made our way into Kotor. Rain and fog added to the mood as we slowly passed through the Bay of Kotor, or as it’s called there, Boka Bay. The bay is thought to be a fjord with it’s tall mountains, … More Our Honeymoon – Day 4 Kotor, Montenegro
Having sailed through the night from Venice, we awoke to the beautiful Croatian countryside. The landscape reminded Elise a lot of her mother’s hometown in northern Maine, Van Buren. A quick breakfast at the Windjammer and we were off to meet our tour group in the theater. If you’ve never been on a cruise before, … More Our Honeymoon – Day 3 Zadar, Croatia
After getting 2 hours of sleep on the plane and then trying to get as much sightseeing done in Venice as humanly possible, we crashed last night. So much that I set 2 alarms, snoozing the first one and then the second. I’m not a morning person, but Elise knew this going into it. My … More Our Honeymoon – Day 2 All Aboard
So for those of you reading who aren’t seeing this on mine or my wife’s personal Facebook pages, it’s a bit of a departure from my usual posts. In June I married an unbelievably amazing woman who embraced my planegasms. Seriously, and she can determine the difference between a KC-135, C-17 and a C-5, she’s … More Our Honeymoon – Day 1 Venice, Italy
Around 5:45 this morning, the skies over greater Bangor came alive with the dull roar of 2 Israeli Air Force Boeing 707 refueling tankers as they sped down the runway at Bangor International Airport. Soon thereafter the first flight of 5 F-16 Viper aircraft took to the sky. The sound of of jet fuel roaring … More Israeli Air Force F-16s Provide Wakeup Call To Bangor Area Residents
When it was announced that Donald Trump was going to make a stop in the Queen City, the first thing that came to my aviation mind was “PLEASE BRING THE 757!!” N757AF(the tail number for Donald’s Boeing 757-200) is on the photo bucket list of many aviation photographers and enthusiasts alike. The thought crossed my … More Trump Force One Comes to Bangor
Saturday couldn’t have been a better day to get the Cessna(or in my case, Chevy) fired up and take a trip to Bangor International Airport for the Maine Aero Services Open Hangar BBQ and Fly In. The folks at BGR waived all landing fees for those attending and judging by the ramp, it was well … More Maine Aero Open House
So, once upon a time I was a plane geek and had high hopes and dreams of seeing a Dreamliner, an A380, maybe an Antonov 225 thrown in for good measure. Living in Bangor, Maine, America you don’t think of it as a hotbed of aeronautical activity, I mean the majority of aircraft that visit … More Plane Geekery Bucket List. Revised.
It was a relatively uneventful Sunday morning in Bangor, that is until 8:23 when an email from FlightAware popped up in my inbox saying “Etihad Airways #103 (A388) en route from Abu Dhabi Int’l (OMAA/AUH) has diverted to Bangor Intl (KBGR) for an estimated arrival at 08:27AM EDT”. It wasn’t until an hour later that … More The Mighty Airbus A380 Comes To Bangor
Now that Christmas 2015 is over, it’s time to sit back and watch. Watch what you may ask? Watch the news, social media posts and other outlets for those who bought a drone for Junior and had it mysteriously take off. Having browsed a few groups on Facebook, there are already a bunch of postings … More Drones. Everywhere.