Friday, August 31, 2012

Speed Record

Sometimes you just gotta go fast.
(You know what I mean)

This picture is of my ex-husband,
Bob Mighell, setting a world speed
record for a three wheeled motorcycle.

He went 135.9 mph on the
Bonneville Salt Flats, beating the
previous record by over 10 mph.

Add a couple of wings to that, Bob, and you'd be airborne.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

It Gives You Wings?"

Another bird "Down Under" Looking for a Caffeine Lift?

Today it was the Cockatoos going after
the leftover coffee and snacks.

Apparently some of the customers fed
these pretty birds some scraps and now
they show up every day at closing for
their daily treat.

And they better get it . . . .

Some of "The Birds"

If they don't get what they want, they start eating anything in sight -
window trim, paint, signs, wires,you name it.

Kind of a "Feed me now and Nobody Gets Hurt" mentality. Something anyone with teenagers can relate to. . . .

Who knew wild cockatoos were so smart?

Maybe Alfred Hitchock?

Friday, August 24, 2012

Will Fly For Coffee . . .

These pretty Lorakeets
need their morning Joe.
And the girls at the coffee shop
on the shores of Sydney's harbour
don't seemd to mind.

After a VERY LONG flight
and a rather rough landing in our 777-200,
I flew in right behind them for
a little caffeine.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Off to Australia!

Hey! A flying Kangaroo!

Well, I am off to Australia today . . . . . .
I will be housesitting for a couple of months in Sydney and Albany, then going to New Zealand to tour around for a couple of weeks. I am hoping to do a little flying there (like to Ayers Rock??) and will definitely get airborne in NZ.

I'll post some pics and also updates of my book, which is off to agents after Labor Day.

Anyone with Aussie contacts who like to fly, let me know!

Fondly, Cathy

Monday, August 20, 2012

Another two years to fly . . . .

First time I have had to do a BFR with a "stranger"  (It was kind of nice having my own FBO!)

Fortunately Randy Rantz at Rantz Air in Wenatchee is no "stranger" to flying. He checked me out in his "orange pumpkin" 182. Apparently, I didn't scare him too bad, because he signed me off to keep going.

Randy has the 182, a 172, and a 152 and is an excellent instructor. Look him up if you want to do a little Eastern Washington flying. It's beautiful terrain out here!

Friday, August 17, 2012


I have the great pleasure of announcing that Lloyd Daggett has been hired by Alaska Airlines as a First Officer!

Hi career included a few (quite a few) years flying for the military, followed by a job as Chief Pilot/Charter Pilot at OUT OF THE BLUE AVIATION(clearly the pinnacle of his career).

I am very proud of Lloyd and appreciate the great service he provided to us at Out of the Blue.

Alask Airlines is lucky to have him!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012