The TIGHAR group just doesn’t give up! What about this:


Hola – greetings from Chico. One month down, and three to go. I’m missing Oshkosh but since I made Sun & Fun and will be there again next year, not too sad…although I miss seeing my friends. A few of them are giving me updates though! Fire season in Northern California has been pretty busy more »

fire season

Finally getting to work. Fire season officially opened here at the Chico Air Attack base today and since today was my official “day off” I get started tomorrow. Really looking forward to it.

Chico Fire Season

Chico is just about to open their Air Attack Base for fire season. We’re one of the latest bases to open. There was a fire in our region the other day and a tanker from Hollister came up for it. Needless to say I’m ready to go. The base is great and I am realy more »

california, here I come

The Bonanza is ready to go and I think the dogs have all their stuff. Buddha’s travel cage is clean and ready. Now to figure out what to bring and what to leave, but since I like to travel light it shoudl not be a problemo. I think I’m ready. Monday morning, weather permitting, we more »

motorcycle logic

I’ve been riding motorcycles since I was 14 and have owned a number of them – BMW’s, Ducati, Harley, Hondas – but have never gotten a motorcycle license. I did this for a reason. My logic was that if I didn’t have a license I wouldn’t be tempted to speed. Considering I’ve owned some pretty more »

V-Tail Bo

I picked up the V35K Tail Bo today and flew it back to St. Augustine.  Haven’t had it home for a few weeks because my crew chief Tim had it in Ocala. He’s such a hoarder and didn’t want to give it back.  After flying it again, I realize why.  It’s sweet! The airplane has more »

Randy Babbitt

I just read that Randy Babbitt’s DUI charge was dismissed.  I’m happy for him.  I wonder how all of the squawkers out there who indicted him before he was proven guilty, feel about eating their words.  Too often we assume someone is guilty before it is proven and this goes against everything our legal system stands for.  more »

Packing Gear

I have to pack like I’m heading for a summer cottage in Maine, but I’m not!  Things like flight suits and flight bags, which I don’t leave in California in case I get called early to fly (one can only hope) and there’s the week of spring training at McClellan which I finished a few more »

On The Move

For the third year in a row I am preparing to leave St. Augustine for California to fly OV-10’s for Cal Fire as an Air Attack Pilot.  It’s interesting having a real “job” and I’m very proud of it!  I do have to pack like I’m heading for a summer cottage in main, although I’m more »