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The Casual Captain

The Casual Captain or, My Wife Loved Venice

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Historical Throwback Thursday

Here’s a historical throwback for Thursday. This is a photo of my grandfather, Earl F. Brodd (right, standing next to fuselage) from about 1920. He was a flight instructor during World War I. After the war, he and his student, … Continue reading

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PAPI Lights

As I drove to work at the Sugar Land airport (SGR) early the other day, a thick fog was coming down over the runway.  It wasn’t particularly a good time to land but it was a great time to take … Continue reading

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My 9/11 as an Air Traffic Controller.

Watching the emotional ceremony at Ground Zero this morning on TV, I thought back to my day on Tuesday, September 11th, 2001.  As an air traffic controller, it was one of the most unusual days of my life, although I … Continue reading

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