Tag Archives: Manila

The Seaplane Base – An Alternative to Crowded Airports

How do you cope as an ad-hoc charter operator when you are faced with long delays at a crowded airport with limited take-off and landing slots that need to be booked days in advance? Not sure? To answer this question … Continue reading

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50 Ways I Can’t Kill My Mother

I’ve got this nagging feeling that my mother will outlive me. That is not supposed to happen but genetic inheritance builds some people tougher than others. So when Burning Bright Productions, a TV video production company, contacted me saying they wanted to film … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to All From Manila

I can’t help but think of Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve.  “Being Scrooge” is a process we all go through as Christmas day approaches; from verbalizing “Bah Humbug’s” aimed at modern commercial Christmas crassness to a softening toward acceptance of … Continue reading

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Mt Pinatubo Lost in Plain View

The first time I flew up to Mt Pinatubo I could just catch a glimpse of the caldera lake hidden in the clouds. On the second day of flight training at Subic Bay I tried again to get to the … Continue reading

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Mt Pinatubo Volcano and the Rivers of Ash

I awoke early, stumbling around in the dark so I would not wake my wife, found my epaulets and headset and headed out the door. My flight today was from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila to the Subic Bay … Continue reading

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Typhoon Hagupit: What lessons learned?

Typhoon Haiyan killed over 7000 people in the eastern Philippines just a little over a year ago. In my last two posts I had wondered out loud if the Filipinos had learned any lessons or if they were going to … Continue reading

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