I’ve been overloaded this week on aviation. The Blue Angels performed last weekend here. I did some glider towing for one of our pilots to take his glider checkride, our glider (with that pilot) spent this weekend at the Northern Neighbors Day Airshow at Minot Air Force Base, and I spent the last two days working with Air Force and Civil Air Patrol National staff as we concluded the North Dakota Wing’s Compliance Inspection (a close-up look at our state operations that happens every four years. (We came away from that inspection looking good with only a few bits of administrivia that need to be addressed in the next several weeks.) Continue reading
Fargo, North Dakota.
This week the Blue Angels are in town for a visit. Earlier this week I noticed #7 sitting on the ramp at the Jet Center. This aircraft is the only two-passenger aircraft in their fleet. It’s used for media rides and other special purposes. I understand it arrives early in the week to be available for such events. As this is being written, I am preparing to help at the Civil Air Patrol booth. We have our FLIR-equipped Cessna 182 and our glider on display. Expect a photo story on this in an upcoming Travel Tuesday. Continue reading
Breezy Point, Minnesota.
I enjoy sharing my take on the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, however this week it happens to be in hiatus. I follow some other photo challenges for theme ideas on my Photo By Johnbo Facebook Page here. Every day I post a photo that fits the weekly challenge theme that I have culled from one photo site or another. Continue reading
Richardton, North Dakota.
On our way to Albuquerque and our annual family reunion, we headed west to travel a new route to Denver. Instead of our usual trip south to I-80, we headed on I-94 west and then south through Rapid City to spend some time in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Our route took us west to Dickinson, ND then south to Sturgis. As we got near the small town of Richardton, the two tall spires of the parish at Richardton’s Assumption Abbey rose above the town. Continue reading
For this week’s photo challenge, I captured a couple of Christmas ornaments on our Christmas tree using my Samsung S6 cell phone, the only camera currently available while we are home for the holidays. I was experimenting with the camera’s selective focus mode. Since the ornaments were nestled among the tree branches, there was little depth of field to truly see the effect of selective focus. Continue reading