“When they hear of it, he thought, of the Breakthrough, they’ll be wild with joy. How much more there is now to living! Instead of our drab slogging forth and back…, there’s a reason to life! We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can be free! We can learn to fly!”
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Richard Bach, 1970
been flying since 1985, and in that time, I have gotten to go all over
the US and Canada, seen some incredible sights, and met some memorable
people. This page is dedicated to some of those flights.
aspect of being an airshow pilot that I really enjoyed was the
cross-country flying. Often, it was the people I met while stopping for
fuel or a rest that were more memorable than the people I met at my
destination. It’s not the kind of thing you plan – it just happens.
first big trip in the Long-EZ was the wandering around the country in
1991. At the time, I termed it the Grand Odyssey, since we had to
overcome so many adventures in order to return safely home. It provided
the seed of my later voyages.
I retired from flying airshows, I found that I really missed the
traveling and meeting people. To help satisfy that itch, I started the
tradition in 2001 of “Going Flyabout”, a concept that I borrowed from
the Australian Aborigines who “Go Walkabout”, a 1-2 year odyssey of
wandering the land.
I owe special thanks to Kay and the boys for being as understanding while I have taken these trips.