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Glenn Norman, Michelle Goodeve, and Francois Dumas
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WhyFly is about the love of flying, and hence, about emotions that go with it.
In Episode #23: Richard Bach’s “Invitational Cross Country Adventure” is quickly turning into an exercise in survival. Glenn & Michelle appear to be out of the trip due to a failed brake cable, but Bach has an old barnstormers’ trick up his sleeve.
Maybe not what we your regularly (tongue-in-cheek) publish on WhyFly, but someone pointed me to this little video of a Seafire and its restorer/owner at Oshkosh. Being an old Spitfire fan myself, I just could not resist to share this man’s enthusiasm and knowledge for and of the old lady.…
Happy Holidays to all our loyal, Why Fly visitors from Michelle Goodeve and me. Right off the top, our sincere thanks to Francois Dumas for keeping Why Fly alive (both technically and content-wise). And right after that – sincere apologies for the overly-long delay in getting Why Fly really moving…
Although things have gone quiet a bit lately, alright MORE than a bit, we are still very much here and preparing for a more lively 2011! We’ll be getting there, for sure 🙂 Meanwhile, Nina, my dear wife of many decades and myself would like to wish all of you…
Our Editor-at-Large will surely forgive me for posting this short message, but I simply could not let it pass. Our own Michelle was Mrs. Avery in another life, the famous teacher in the also famous tv series Degrassi Junior High. And this weekend the ‘Agony Booth’ website posted an in-depth…
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.
Regular visitors to Why Fly will no doubt have noticed a dearth of new content in recent weeks.
Does this mean Why Fly is dead? By no means.
In Episode #22: Glenn & Michelle have joined Richard Bach’s “Invitational Cross Country Adventure” and arrived safely in Sussex, New Jersey. But before the trip gets underway, Glenn will have to deal with his bias against “Hippies.”
A re-post of the Episode lost during the “Hack-Attack.”
In Episode #21: Richard Bach writes with an invitation Glenn & Michelle can’t refuse; a trip halfway across America (to straighten out a pair of hippies???)
“Post Hack-Attack” update from Why Fly Editor, Glenn Norman.
Dear members, supporters and readers, Why Fly’s website was attacked by a Russian made malware virus on August 15th. Together with 10 other sites of the 31 I currently run and manage. It was able to get in because of 3 seconds inattentiveness from yours truly. And it has cost…
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 !
In Episode #20: Glenn & Michelle fly their “new” 1940 Luscombe to an Antique Airplane Fly-In and accidentally become “the stars of the show!”
Why Fly is proud to present Photo Essays from two of our talented contributors. Roy McMillion is one of our original Charter Contributors. Scott Burris we all know as a fine writer, but we had no idea he was also an excellent photographer. Roy & Scott know each other and…
We already knew Why Fly contributor Scott Burris was a good writer. What we didn’t know was just how amazing he could be when he picked up a camera. Here’s Scott’s take on Airventure 2010.
We had a couple of our contributors visit the annual Oshkosh Airventure this year. You already saw Scott Burris’ photos, and here are some of the great shots Roy McMillion made for us! Enjoy ! Use your mouse to click through the photographs below. (Not sure how to use the…
Regular visitors to Why Fly will know all about Glenn Mathews, but now it’s time for his wife to shine. Kate Beckett has been putting her camera to good use as of late, and has kindly agreed to share some of her Images with Why Fly. We’re pleased, and proud, to welcome out latest Contributor to “The Why Fly Family.” Here’s Kate’s first Photo Essay of the recent Fly-In at Arlington, Washington, U.S.A.
‘Acting as Glenn’ I just wanted to make sure you are aware of the new content we’ve posted over the past weeks, even though it is summer time and some of us are traveling or busy in other ways. But first of all let us thank you for coming back…