Daily Archives: December 29, 2010


As this year comes to a close, I like to reflect on some fond memories of this past year.  I feel so lucky to be able to do what I love, facilitating and consulting and this year in a field that I grew up loving, aviation.  Some of my early memories of the joy of aviation are of the times with my father. He started with Western Airlines the same year I was born nineteen sixty something…  We would go to the airport and park at the viewing area near the end of the runway in SLC.  I was just a child full of anticipation as we would watch the Western 707 or 720B on approach, it was beyond thrilling. The aircraft would whisk by with a thunderous ground shaking roar of all four engines.  I was filled with excitement and awe at the power and grace of that beautiful plane as it gently touch down.  All I wanted to do was be on that airplane… Until, the Western Boeing 727 with the flying W positioned itself for takeoff,  I couldn’t wait for the louder more thunderous roar that was a bout to take place.  It was the start of a new flying adventure for everyone that plane.. Now that, is where I wanted to be… These feelings of excitement would be repeated with every take off and landing that we would watch. What a wonderful day it would never last long enough… Thanks Dad for the fond memories back in the day. As for now, thanks for a great 2010.  Let’s all make 2011 full of fond new memories, it’s your life LIVE IT!