Monday, September 27, 2010

It felt good... get out of the house over the weekend, even though I couldn't really do anything really fun. I did get to use my camera a little. I worked on some night scape stuff, mediocre results, I won't bore you with those.

I did manage to get a few shots of a helicopter doing some work not too far away and was able to get pretty close without getting in the way. I have actually flown in this helicopter several times, long ago in a place far away, back in my pilot days. A friend of mine worked for the owners of this Hughes 500, and he took me up a few times in it. It was a well used machine then and that was probably 15 years ago.

That's one thing I miss about not working at the airport on my days off. I met some great people and was able to fly in some nice aircraft - stuff that I would have never been able to do had I not worked there.

Of course, I don't miss laying flat on my back underneath a filthy airplane scrubbing the oil off of the belly. The sensation of solvent running down my arms into my shirt is one I would rather forget.

I was glad to see this ship still in the air though, it is apparently still going strong. I'll bet it's still flying 15 years from now.

Thanks for reading,

P.S. I am trying to get released to return to work on Saturday, we'll see how that goes.
Thanks again.

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