John Travolta

Dear Bill, thanks for sending me a copy of your book, From Miles to Millions! Congratulations for your Bronze Award, and I wish you continued success! Sincerely, John.   The aviation world is small in may ways even though it spans the globe. Yes this is from that John Travolta who flies his own 707 […]

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Surprise

Every now and then I get a surprise on my mail. I know my book was included in the judging of 6000 plus books from many countries, but really nice to see a testimonial from Australia. And from a woman who is in the communications/media business there. The fact that Sharon and I met her […]

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Scholarship fund.

The first installment of the funding to the Neil Armstrong scholarship fund has been sent and received by COPA, the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association.  With sales starting to move well, $2000 has gone into the fund with more to follow.  I thank each and every individual for their contribution through the purchase of the book. […]

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Awards

Well getting an award for a book is an exciting thing!  Sharon and I went to New York to pick up the medal and it was quite a surprising event.  About 200 people at the event in a hall just off Broadway, a few blocks from Central Park. Not all award winners attended, as travel […]

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Book awards

Hi folks: Just thought you would like to know, now that you have read the book, From Miles to Millions has won a Bronze medal from the Independent Book Publishers in the USA.    Sharon and I will be going to New York at the end of May to attend the ceremony and to pick up […]

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Old pilots versus new pilots

A recent article in an aviation magazine noted that older pilots used less brain power on an approach to landing than newer pilots. With several pilots wired with head gear and computers, the scientists  found this to be the case. My only observation to that revelation is “No kidding”

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E-Books

From Miles to Millions now available in E-reader format on KOBO, KINDLE, and I-Tunes format as well as many other E-tablets.    Of course for those who like the feel and texture of a printed edition, the hard copies are still available. While I  understand the lure of an E book for ease of travel and quick […]

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Normandy

Sharon and I just returned from Normandy and the Juno beach area where the Canadians landed on D-Day.  Very moving to walk amongst the graves in the Canadian cemetery and see the ages of the fallen–18-19-22 etc.   The museum there is very good and has been financed by private donations I am told, with little […]

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Training for disaster

Virgin Atlantic launched an 18-month program this week to train new pilots. Students will complete ground school and simulator training at CTC Aviation in Southampton, U.K., and flight training in Phoenix, Ariz. “They’ll be part of the Virgin family from day one and will enjoy an opportunity like no other, as the only trainee pilots […]

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