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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Captain Doug's Weather......♥ A flight to remembeer.......♥


Just received an email from Paul Daniel.......saying that our friend, Captain Doug....who's blog brought us all together..many years ago....well anyway....his weather book is FINALLY(lol) written and can be found on the link Paul Daniel was kind enough to send....                                                 https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=Canadian+Aviation+weather&type=.

"Canadian Aviation Weather"....Meteorology is at the top of the list as far as pilot "must-knows." Pilots not only have to know the intricacies of weather, but must understand weather to survive. This book will take any student, or seasoned pilot, from the basics of the atmosphere's composition to the topic of space weather. It's 32 chapters on the "A to Z" of aviation weather for Canadian pilots, and for others affiliated with the dynamic world of aviation weather!...GREAT JOB CAPTAIN DOUG.....!!!





Its Sunday.....sitting....at my table listening to live ATC (NY JFK Tower)....hadn't done that in a while, probably since before my trip...I've had a couple of weeks to reflect on my trip to Ottawa...seeing GG and her family was so Wonderful.....her beautiful children..........I LOVE those 'Badeggs'.....I feel so privileged to be a part of their lives......!!
Meeting a brother and his family... I never knew I had.......is quite the 'Life event'...
It goes without saying that Ottawa Canada......where my family and friends live......is a place I can call home....especially in the heart........Lucky me...!!

below.......Finally (i know...i know)...are some pictures from that weekend........


before take off from MSY .....the beautiful wing on the 737-800 with the "Split Scimitar Winglets".....the picture does no justice.....that thing was huge.......!!!


See I told ya............HUGE.........!!!

What wasn't huge was the 'Claustrophobic' feeling I got when I sat in my seat...OMG they have taken all "THAT"  room and put it where those who want to pay an extra $30.00 .....!!!!!!
Below my take off from MSY...........from R1......to the North and over Lake Pontchartrain.........my next stop ORD..........


taken half way to O'Hare......The 'Magic' of Flight.........♥


Below the approach into O'Hare.......its a bit long......getting in line and waiting your turn to land at that crazy busy airport takes plenty of time............love the turns especially ....I know I posted this video already......but it deserves a rerun.....for Nutcase Aviation Geeks.......♥





After landing at O'Hare...........

as we were taxing......it was so Amazing seeing all the International Tail "Eye Candy".......first time I had seen many of these Intr'l carriers for real.......I was so damn EXCITED...!!!YEA.........I DON'T GET OUT MUCH......:/
short video I took.....of those 'BIG BOY' Tails............♥


O'Hare is Huge.......good thing I left myself over an hour to connect.....I was sprinting to my gate 2 concourses  down......but in between I took this pretty picture....♥

It was at O'Hare that I was close enough to see from the gate windows..  those huge 747's take off and land......OMG.....not one person out of the thousands .........could have cared less .........I was at the window.......in the hot sun...watching.......trying not to look obvious .......That was a VERY BIG DEAL TO ME........!!!!!I didn't record............instead just enjoyed the moments ......watching.....


 
boarded ......from my seat on the ERJ 170.....cute little wing.....I had SO MUCH more room in this plane than the 737.....'leg room' or lack of........is Big Business to Airlines these days......for sure for sure.......I was so excited I was just an hour or two from my family in Ottawa....now...time for a glass of wine and count my blessings......♥


 below is my take off from ORD......





hope not boring...............below my landing into YOW......as the sun was setting..........So Beautiful.....I was so DAMN NERVOUS....!!!!



Pulling up to the gate at YOW...........the sunset so Beautiful.........signals a new beginning for our family..........now lets get through 'Customs'...........ok jeezus whats my name..............YIKES.........

Before I got up from my seat............A lovely sign of things to come................I thought...!!!

After 'Customs' and getting luggage.......I walked out.........GG.....wasn't there.....instead meeting me at the hotel........little later.......me and my brother(Jim)........25 years looking.....and the his hug........was so fabulous.......OMG..........FAMILY...........!!!




later at the hotel........GG......took this of me and brother Jim and Violeta.........Jim's brother's daughter..........she was so Lovely......!!!  


A 'Toast' from my HQ4EVER..........later after Jim went home........GG and I in the hotel room.......we pulled the couch up to the window............just like years before, just like 10 months ago when Bas Man was here.....we listened to live YOW ATC.......watched the planes come and go.......as the almost blue moon rose....We toasted .....to life, love, the sky..........and to family........♥

I'll reluctantly stop here.......will continue the story.......with mini posts in between........this week............thank you.........if you are here at the end..........I really appreciate it........My ♥ to all of you.....I'm very tired right now.........I always said, "I'll sleep when I'm dead".........think I'll take a nap right now..........C Ya Soon.....Peeps...!!












3 comments:

Francois GONTHIER said...

This Is Fabulous !!!

DAN ASUNCION said...

JULIE!!!! :))))))))))

My... you've TRULY out-blogged yourself, this time!

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O'HARE is so BEAUTIFUL... I wonder who DESIGNED it?

How did you get into that facility where wing work
was being done?



P.S.

That HUG... a 25 year hug, in one minute!
Jim looks a bit like a mature CLARK GABLE!

Giulia said...

What can I say about your visit, Jules?
It was incredible!
Jim is a lovely man and it was my pleasure to meet him, finally!
You both are hard heads, I must say.
But that is your charm. ❤️

Spending the evenings with you were so special.
I needed those belly laughs! ❤️
Thank you!

The "bad eggs" miss you so much!

You gotta come back soon! xox

Great post!
And congratulations to Doug for getting his weather
book published. Wishing much success.

Take care, everyone.
Hope all is well.

And Bassie? His trip to Greece looked like lots of
FUN--from the looks of the pics he's shown me.

Can't believe a year ago, he was in Canada.....

Where does the time go? ❤️