On Richard’s Crash…

We’ve been trying to find a moment in time to get this badly-neglected web site up and running again (and many thanks to Francois Dumas for keeping it alive), but with so many projects on the go, achieving that has been near-impossible. However, recent events demand that we get WhyFly…

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Changes again

HAH! You were expecting us to give up, weren’t you!? Well, SORRY……. we won’t. So we’re now working at setting up WhyFly differently once again……. and hopefully more active and more interesting too. That’s the goal! What we’re also doing is integrating a little shop. We are running on fumes…

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Wildlife

On a cool, spring day, my four legged companion, Lola and I walked along the north shore of the Fraser River together, not too far from where it empties into the sound.  I had been here a dozen times before but this is the first time I brought her along. …

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A Dream Come True

That’s the title of ‘Navman’s’ latest column (click on ‘columns’ along the top of the screen). And yes, we’re continuing WhyFly and celebrate that with this new column! As you may or may not know Nina and yours truly visited the US in October and November and I will be reporting on WhyFly about the aviation part of that visit.

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Goodwood Revival Atmosphere

Francois has been visiting Goodwood since 2003, together with his good friend and pilot Didier Keller, and has collected thousands of pictures over time. In the Photo Essay below he aims to provide a taste of the unique atmosphere that is so typical for the autumn flying at Goodwood. Enjoy !

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Dirty Hands and Broken Backs

It started with a puff of smoke.  The port engine was failing.  The pilot noticed its oil pressure dropping, temperature rising and rpm fluctuating.   The engine was in danger of destroying itself and taking the aircraft down with it; the plane rolled violently to the left. It was a textbook…

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Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear (Episode 16) “The Winter Wonderland Flying Circus”

In Episode #16: Originally planned as “Enter Richard Bach,” Glenn changed the title to “The Winter Wonderland Flying Circus” for reasons which will soon become obvious. The original title will now apply to a later Episode, when Richard really did enter Glenn & Michelle’s lives in a most unusual way. But right now – let’s go Barnstorming … in the Canadian winter!

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