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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sleepless night........♦Russian jet crashes....Terrible!!!A-380 "Pilot View" into SFO Vid.....♠Cappy's..."Sunrise" video to 'Die for....!!!......♦"Guests" come to visit Christmas day, and stay awhile.........♥Ah....the Kitty's wishes....from Dave........eshhhh....◘Hard to say 'good-bye to Christmas...........♠Move it "Flyboy"............OMG....Santa blames the"Easter Bunny"..♠..As simple as "Merry Christmas"........slide show...♥...

Its after 3 am..........and another sleeplesss night.............its so OK..........before the New Year............I  kinda like knowing that 2012.......won't be going to waste.........not tonite........not one minute.............and that is 'Peace' to me...........kk..........no more silly talk......MissTWA...

Four dead after plane runs off runway in Russia as new video shows debris hitting car!!......I am just Sick about this!!!!!!!!!!!







To see this video....,click the link below shaded in black............Its 'heartstopping' ...as the news reports have said.......Just Aweful!!!!

  HEART-stopping video has emerged of how close one motorist came to becoming another victim of the deadly Moscow plane crash.
The incredible video shows how a casual weekend drive could have resulted in catastrophic consequences when a  passenger airliner careered off the runway at Russia's third-busiest airport while landing, broke into pieces and caught fire, killing at least four people.
The driver's camera captures the moment the plane crashes into the highway, and you can even make out one of the plane's wheels hurtling into the vehicle in front.


http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/world/plane-on-fire-after-running-off-moscow-runway/story-fnd11ay0-1226545163549?from=public_rss

 below another link to this story from one of my most "Favorite" new Airline links in the Universe.........."Airnation.net"

http://airnation.net/2012/12/29/red-wings-crash-vnukovo/



Our 'Hearts' go out to the families of those are injured and died in this crash!!!





Check out this Video(below).........!!!!
from "FlightAware" this morning...........!!!
Watch the "Supaaaaa A-380-800",and the minutes before landing.............AWESOME!!!!......
The video was made by 'Danilo Gonzalez'........You can subscribe to his 'Link' there below the video.................
The video get the 'GetJets' Seal of Approval..........(Smile).......
Please enjoy!!!!.The 'Flight Crew' are Awesome.........!!!!!






Cappy........In his "High Chair".......;))..!!!
..Climbing out of the early 'doldrums' (LAX)...,
to the 'Dawn' of a "Brand New Day"........
You sure do "Sunrise's "Justice".....Old Man.......;)))).....!!!!!!!!!!!........
Thank You......for sharing....this Awesom Gift...to all of us earth bound.....!!!





Way too early for "Cappy"...in...'LAX'....;((((
but he found enough energy
during
 his "pre-flight", to send, me a 'peace sign'.........
in reflection.........;)))......
Safe Flight Captain Eric...!!!

and as the colorful lights of Christmas slowly fade ...into more of  the greys and white hues.....of winter and with the coming of the new year....This lovely 'Poem', Beautifully written.........about the 'Guests' of Winter.......
THANK YOU...... "Friend" for sharing..one of your 'Writings'...with us!!!!!


The Guests

The guests arrived one Christmas Eve.
We watched them drifting through the trees
and floating softly past the limbs
to rest upon the fallen leaves.
         
We went to greet them, she and I,
we stood beneath the Winter sky
and saw them swirl about the gate
then brightly past the lamplight fly,
to stand before us, one inch high.

Now inside, we watch them still
settling on the window sill
and capping fence posts down the road,
they sugar coat the distant hill.

The scents of Christmas make us grin.
Hot chocolate, spruce and cinnamon
mingles with the candle light
and sweetly scented paraffin.

Outside, hedges turn to lace.
The wind has found some guests to chase.
As fir trees sink beneath the drifts,
the birches change from commonplace
into a maze of glistening gifts.

Our guests stand now a foot or more.
They congregate outside our door
and hiss against the window pane
then decorate the sycamore.

The Christmas dawn is icy clear.
Our guests have left their magic here
and made our Yule time wish come true.
Good health, good luck, good will, good cheer!
 

'Puppy dog'.......loves when "Guests" come to visit..........!!

A 'whimsical pillar'...........titled, “Four Winds.”  There are four different faces looking in the four directions. Of course the lovely woman's face.....is the first to 'greet'........
her Christmas day,"Guests"(the newly fallen snow)
♠____________________________________________________



Hey Ritchie......??!!
This shot is a 'Beaut'.......as well.....!!
along,  the reflection on the water......!!!
The historic Empress Hotel located on the Inner Harbour,
 in Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada



..............Dave sent this 'Hilarious' video to me last year at Christmas time....So lets toast with a "Crown Royal" with water and twist of lemon............
 ....I didn't post...because this kitty's 'love' for MissTWA sounds alot like 'Cussing'...........
(a 'duzzy' of a cuss word;).......LOL....anyway.........I am posting...here at this late hour with only 1 hour left to Christmas, 2012.......It's so damn 'funny'........and if any out there are having the post(yes pun) Christmas "blue's"............please enjoy this 11 second wish to MissTWA!!!!!!...........Thank You again Dave.......So Much for such a 'Hysterical'..... gift of this faux faux kitty....and his wishes.....for MissTWA......♥......and well all of our Friends here at my humble blog.....!!!!!!
Please just click.......the 'play' button at the bottom left.......!!
How.......Cool,
.......that smiles never go out of style!!!!!





My Friendship........to all of you.....♥


Dear Mother, Father,sister, brother,......
"All of my Love to each one of you......♥


My last Christmas "Wish"......for everyone........I have such a hard time letting go of "Christmas".........Yet I so look forward to a New Year of Aviation Fun..........with each of you....and to those...who may just stop for a brief visit..........Please come back and visit..........this 'humble blog".......




Does anyone know what,
 "ZuZu's petals"............are.......??????????


Santa delivering to 'Ryanthepilot'....I think........eshhhh




Santa.............fixing to deliver Cappy.........lump of "Coal".............;)))


Santa stops........at Cancun.......for GG and family.........


Santa stops for Ritchie.......!!!



Yep.......this is a 'ReRun'.......from last Christmas............But is still as 'Hysterical'.......!!!!!
Thank you Dennis....for all my surprises........!!



MissTWA's Christmas 'faux faux' festive hat........

....I think it's time for a little comic
"Relief".......
Okie Dokie.......This video is a bit on the PG-13(ish)........but I don't care.......its so 'Blimping" Hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!......there is a small amount.....of cussing.......but hey......The Effin "Easter Bunny" made me do it....and Of course, I mean No disrespect to those who are still  suffering.......and my heart will continue to ache.......!!
I just think it's time for a couple of 'Cheap laughs'........and besides..... when it comes to 'Bad taste'............
look no further than MissTWA 
""Why Can't we all just get along......."

My Merry Christmas to every one!!!!!!!...my blog is very 'humble'........and yet.........
OMG.........we are, so Blessed........
and I want everyone to join me here.....
where its so comfortable and warm.......filled with love............
and 'Toast' to lives 'lived'....and the still 'Undiscovered'.......in our lives.......just waiting to happen....and while we're at it.........have some fun.....and a few cheap laughs.........!!!
;))


My fireplace light up.........♠
SNOW MEN.............RUN FOR YOUR LIVES......!!!!!
There's goes my low fire Insurance  'DEDUCTABLE'..........DAMMIT......;)

Yes..........
My Beautiful Christmas tree is real......and
 Santa says,
 "Welcome, please stay a while"....!!!



A Dear Friend of mine,...shared with  me this "Santa"  print......titled.... 
"Santa In A Balloon"....he says there was a shop  Back in the 70s, in, Chads Ford Pennsylvania that was always loaded with Christmas things.  The painting (above) hung in that  shop for years.  It was done in 1928 by a very well known painter of the early 20th Century named Frank Schoonover. 
 As a young man, he studied art with another well known painter named N.C. Wyeth – Andrew Wyeth’s father....!!!
Thank you "Friend" for sharing........even back in 1928.......Santa was the original
 "Aviation Geek".....he had it going on....and  delivered his prezzie's....to all the kids......!!!

This "Print" is one of my all time Favorites of Santa.......!!!!




Dave and Luc's lovely Christmas tree........Love it..!!!

GG....and family....on board their plane..........Yesterday........from the 'YOW'

and they are now........
"perched" .....on the beach........'CUN'............
Merry Christmas honey bunny.........!!!!!




25 comments:

Giulia said...

Merry Christmas to you, Mr Duck, and the family!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Lots of love,

GG

Dave W said...

Yes, Merry Crimbo to (the no doubt long suffering) Duck and your good self!

And most importantly to all your followers and casual readers alike....

Have a good one folks!

Dave from the UK :)

getjets said...

....Our Aviation Friend...........Ritchie left this "comment" on my last 'Post'....
Blogger Craig R said...

I've been on the road a bit lately as my boss has a really bad flu and I've temporarily inherited some of his workload. Horrible state of affairs in Connecticut. I feel so badly for the families involved.

It makes you pause to appreciate what you have. Now that my travel is done for the year, I'll stop bitching about it and appreciate some family time over Christmas. I hope you cal all do the same.

Happy holidays, gang.

Craig R

December 23, 2012 9:52 AM

Yes Rithie......Time to pause.....a moment.........appreciate all of those in our lives.........and for me........I Want to Wish Everyone a Very Merry Christmas.....and Happy New Year..........I Love each of you Dearly!!!!!!!!!!!!

getjets said...

Hey GG....You Damn "BEACH"...!!!!
Oh thats right.....your at the "Beach"........working on that fine 'Tan'....with your family.......Have a wonderful time......Please give Bea and my 'superhero'...and Mike as well............kiss's on the cheek.....and give your self one too........Have a Merry Christmas....while sipping on a margarita...!!!...Love You darling.....!!.

getjets said...

Oh Dave.......Merry Crimbo...to you fine folks there in the "Beautiful" UK.....!!!!!!!!.......and Thank You....a million times.......for the Awesome Christmas Card!!!!!!!......What a lovely thing to do........!!!!!Please give Luc our Love.....
oh yea.....and that Damn
Tom Tom......Is he still trying to "Take" you out....(told ya the 'trip wire' is a DEAD give away.........OMG
..and Brandy...girl...that "Wino"..........LOL.....!!!!!!

capnaux said...

Hey this is the best lump o' coal EVER!

Love the poem, the pic of Number One for Takeoff, and the Santa balloon--way cool!

But the bestest of all is your FINE HAT!!

Have a Happy Happy Merry Merry!!!!

Bas said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Lookin' good Julie!

Looks epic over there Giulia! Enjoy! (We've had rain about all day lol)

Take care over there ;)

Bas

ATCMT said...

Merry Christmas

getjets said...

Thank You 'Cappy' for the Merry Christmas...!!!!
Hope yours is going well...with family and friends......
So glad you liked the 'Post'.......Yes....the "Santa in a Balloon".......I love that 'Print'.....!!!!...
and No you can't have my 'Christmas hat'....but I'll let ya try it on.......then hand over our 'Pilot' hat....for safe keeping with me.......Dammit......(Big Smile).......Merry Christmas Captain Eric!!!!!!!!!!

getjets said...

Oh Metin........Merry Merry Christmas.......!!!....I sure hope your Christmas was filled will 'Love' of family....and friends!!!!!!!!!!!!
and my many wishes and hopes that your holidays are going Wonderful......!!!

Please come visit soon!!!!!!!!!!!
Julie

getjets said...

Oh Bas Man..........Dammit.....I just tried to go on your blog....No Can Do.....!!!!....anyway I feel so much better, knowing your ok and life is going good for you!!!!!.....
a little bird told me.....that there may be a "Care Package" going your way in January........!!???......anyway...I'm so glad you checked in........and thank you so much for your 'Merry Christmas'...........!!!.......will let ya know when surprises are EnRoute......!!
Take Care Comrade.......
Jules

capnaux said...

...and, Bas, that "Care Package" is very well-traveled! Comin' your way outta PHX rerouted via MSY!!!

;-)

getjets said...

Thats Right Bas Man....will let ya know.....when 'Care package' is EnRout to your side of the 'Pond'.......!!!
and Thanks Cappy....Bas will love his "prezz'ie" from you.....!!!

and also........'Cap'.....
Ta Ta.......for the Awesome "Sunrise" picture and video.......this morning out of the LAX.......Just the 'medicine'
....., for the 'Post'(Yes Pun) Christmas Blues.......;)))))
What a nice guy!!!!

getjets said...

This is a "Comment" Cappy tried to leave here via his (i don't know if I'm coming or going phone)....LOL

Cappy's "Comment" below,
Hey tried to put, this comment on ur 'post' but iPhone f'ing up. Can u post for me?: "Haha YW for the vid!!! Will be 'postinm my
"30 Years in the Life of an Airline Pilot" posting soon!!
Sent from my iPhone

Dave W said...

Hey Jules,

Maybe Cappy's iphone scroll function gave up the ghost on the post.......

"Dear Santa, I know it's a little early but if I am a good boy next year,could I ask you for a new scroll wheel, that nasty MissTWA has condemned mine to an early grave! Your Bestest friend, Dave from the UK (aged 45 and 3/4)"

And yes, I'm probably going to "an early grave" for this comment.....

(heehee)

Giulia said...

LOL!

...a new scroll wheel!

(Laughing)

Actually, I love each new addition.......little surprises each day!

Great photos, videos and even poem!

Thank you Dave, Ritchie, Cappy, and anon who wrote the poem. Oh, and thanks Jules.... xoxox

Dave W said...

Hey GG!

How's that tan coming on???

To Be Honest, I love Jules' additions (just don't tell her!!), gives me a reason to check in every day!!

:)

getjets said...

Hey Dave.......Hows about I "SCROLL" my AZZ over on your side of the 'Pond' ......and hand deliver a Brand new 'scroll wheel'......Grrrrr...!!!!

course, you may have to "EJECT", 'SAID' Scroll wheel, before actual scrolling can begin.......I'll provide the blue latex gloves.....eshhhhhh!!!!

AND, if you call in the next 10 minutes.....I'll 'Double AA' your order.......Course seperate shipping and handling(OMG) charges will apply........So bend over and relax DAVE...............Looks like YOUR LUCKY DAY.....!!!!!
....and end the year with a 'Bang'.....ha ha ha!!!!

;/

Lalalalalalala.........:))))))

getjets said...

Dave........Hows that new 'Scroll wheel' working for ya......??!!
Sure been quiet lately........

(please insert crickets'chirping')

Too late to start 'Sucking up now'DAve..............Mmmmmmm

Hey GG......You are very Welcome!!!!......
You'll have to provide a pic of that Awesome tan you'll be sporting.....!!!!

I'm too old to be
'sun bathing' anymore .......
besides folks think it's "Whale Season"....
Its just too 'Scary' for the children.....not to mention another "ICEAGE".......I couldn't live with the 'Guilt'......!!!!!
;/ ;/

Ya'll have a safe trip back home Saturday!!!!!
xoxoxoxo

getjets said...

Dammit Dave from the Beautiful UK..........I want to THANK YOU again....for the
"Merry MF'ing Christmas message" I 'rePosted'...here.........OMG......from last year's Christmas post ......Its so damn Hilarious......!!!!
Sure is a cute Cat!!!!!
(Big Smile)

Ryan said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! Cappie's enjoying the good life in CUN while I have to probably de-ice in JFK. Nice sunrise and of course, thanks for sharing great photos and memories with all of us!

Ryan (ryanthepilot)

getjets said...

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year Ryan the pilot!!!!!!!!
Such a lovely 'Surprise'......on this cold Winter night.....
Got a freeze warning on my phone........it's going to dip down into the lower 30's......Brrrrrrrr

Alright GG and Ritchie, you can stop "Laughing" now..........
;/
for South Louisiana....that defcon 4 on the end of the world 'weather scale'

where was I ...Oh Yes.....
I listened to JFK live ATC all day at work today......So many "Jet Blues'........so little time in between them.....many times listening!!!!
I would have loved to "Track" you Ryan, ...I couldn't track "Cappy"......Why??
WELL.....So glad you "Didn't" ask, ..P/R taxes have gone UP.......thanks to the 'Fiscal cliff'......so all day software changes...thanks to the our President.......for starters....
you don't want to see my face right now!!!!!!!!
any way sorry for the 'rant' ..Ryan.....on your time...here!!!

I wish you and your family the Bestest New Year...and am so glad you enjoyed the 'Post'....don't be a stranger.......

PS......That sure is a "Big" trophy your holding up Ryan....(Smile)

Safe Travels............♠

Giulia said...

Good morning, all!

Jules!!! Another sleepless night?! Awful! I hope you're catching up on the rest now...

Yes, when I arrived home yesterday, I read about that crash and I was heartbroken. :( Prayers to all those families involved in the tragedy.

Cappy, sorry we couldn't meet up in CUN. I didn't know until the day before you layover...we were about an hour and a bit away from the city...Mayan Riviera. It was difficult enough to haul my butt away from the beach, much less gather the family together and pile into a car. NEXT TIME!! (And planning is a must! Remember, I'm a teacher!) :)

Dave, I didn't really try to tan too much. I'm worried like Julie...the only leather should only be my purse or shoes...not my face! LOL

Hope Santa was good to you and Luc. How many more days til your vacay??? :))))

Hi everyone!! So good to see people on the site, making appearances. Missed you all.

Jules, where did you get that lovely faux faux hat?? What a beauty!

<3

Talk later...laundry calls!!! Ugh!



Dave W said...

Hi all,

Yes, I saw this accident and was about to alert Jules, but due to her being up at o'dark thirty she was already aware - thank goodness it was a repositioning flight otherwise the casualty toll could have been much higher, either way a very sad state of affairs......

LOL @ GG re laundry, boy I can relate to that! (56 days to go and counting BTW) :)

All the best!

Al Is Airborne said...

Hi. I am the photographer of the 747 on final approach into SFO in heavy fog. Please post photo credit. I know it's not your fault. This image is everywhere online. I've no idea how that happened, but I am slowly working my way around the web to get it properly credited. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Thanks very much.

Alex Esguerra
alex-esguerra.artistwebsites.com