Betty Skelton and her need for speed

While on a trip to Pensacola, FL recently to visit friends, I had time to stop in and visit the Airplane  Discovery Park at the Pensacola Airport.  It’s a neat little place for kids that has a mock runway and tower as well as some plaques about local aviators.  Little did I know what I wasContinue reading “Betty Skelton and her need for speed”

Valentina Tereshkova – First woman in Space and Thoughts for the “Space Force”

  Perhaps you didn’t know, but the record for the first woman in space was not held by an American (gasp!) but a Russian woman the Chicago Tribune dubbed “The Russian Blonde in Space”… even though she wasn’t even blonde. Despite how “modern” we like to think America is, there is still much stereotyping andContinue reading “Valentina Tereshkova – First woman in Space and Thoughts for the “Space Force””

Observations from the New Girl

  This week marked a new chapter in my life.  Following 21 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, I began my first of what I hope are many trips as a Boeing 747 First Officer with UPS. To say I began with a bit of anxiety would be an understatement.  Not about myContinue reading “Observations from the New Girl”