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Canadian Throwback Thursday 

A week ago, the view from the ‘office’. The office being a chair on a dock pontoon for a short break away from normal life. This is the Canadian ‘Near North’ a days drive directly north from Toronto. The benefits … Continue reading

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Driving home for Christmas

A couple of years back in the run up to christmas, and a hundred thousand or so less hits ago, Davide at thenightflier blog, kindly allowed me to link to his ‘Drivers’ view from the office  albionyard/skyward-head-in-the-clouds/. It was a popular post, showing … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday Flying Scotsman

This is a real throwback for me, I can remember as a kid my father taking me to see Flying Scotsman come through Welwyn North one cold frosty Saturday morning. Today after a long and controversial overhaul the locomotive is … Continue reading

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this is why we fly

Another one of the occasional posts showing life from the other side of the door, I’m lucky I get to see this from time to time. This is an Instrument approach into Queenstown EN Zed. I must go there one … Continue reading

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For all the readers and followers of the blog, have a good Christmas and wishing you the compliments of the season. Paul M-P

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Skyward, Head in the Clouds

Many of my regular readers will know that I work in the aviation industry and have done so for many years. As part of that vocation I’ve been fortunate enough to ride ‘up front’ with the engine drivers on many occasions. … Continue reading

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