FSX Landing Managua in the MD-80
From the start of my life learning has been a passion of mine. As a child I went to the library and read about the travels of others but getting my pilot's license at the age of 17 was a tool that led to exploring and learning about the world around me. Now I hold a commercial pilot's license and have flown over 2700 hours in small aircraft. These include several Cessna single engine aircraft, and multi-engine planes like the Piper Navajo. Recently I have been flying a lot from small gravel airstrips, but in the past I flew on charter to larger international airports.
I love to explore. On this continent I have been to hundreds of towns and cities from the Arctic to Florida. I have also been to the Bahamas, Mexico, England, Spain, and Mauritius Island. Most recently I was in the NorthWest Territories as a Fire Patrol Pilot, but I have also lived in other parts of the country like Manitoba where I flew a Cessna from a fishing lodge airstrip. Canada is an amazing country so please do travel and see it if you can.
On a road trip you might be annoyed because I will stop at every garage sale trying to find an exciting hidden treasure. I enjoy hiking and walking in general, as well as biking. The slower speed gives me more time to take in the scenery. I also love to learn and try new things out. I have even made a few oil paintings of landscapes and pets, most of which I give away as gifts. I prefer action packed films and television, and mostly read about current events or history. Ancient mysteries fascinate me especially, but I also do a lot of reading about more recent times. You can count on me to be up to date about the latest world news.
I have a special interest in the welfare of animals, especially pets. My family has always had dogs so I feel a special need to learn about them. This had led to an interest in nutrition and sharing what i learn with others. Its amazing how much nature has provided for us. My experience with pets has shown me how most nutritional knowledge applies to humans just as much as it does to dogs or cats. When it comes to my own diet the most important things i am conscientious about including in my own diet are berries, greens, and chlorella algae powder most recently. The less chemicals the better so I prefer organic foods and drinking well water over tap water.
I like to try out new international recipes, but I have more than one favourite. Indian, Mexican and Chinese are the go to choices. My regular weekly activity is my cardio class, but in the past I also attended yoga classes sometimes. It didn't improve my flexibility much, but it took me in philosophical directions that make it something I recommend everyone try out.
I believe overcoming prejudices towards others is one of the greatest challenges for the human race and the key to solving many of our problems. As a traveller I had the benefit of meeting many different people and understand that most people have the same interests at heart.
Check out my photo gallery to get a glimpse into where I have been. One of my last adventures was a cross country driving trip where I visited the NorthWest Territories and the spectacular Canadian Rockies. I feel privileged to have seen a large part of this corner of the world and its people. Drop me a line if want to find out more. I always love to hear from fellow travelers.
I would like help make the lives of others better. I am also looking for my next big adventure. There are still many places I want to visit and even more to which I want to return. The camera is charged up and my backpack is packed; drop me a line if you know where I should go next!
Here are a couple of videos I made while managing a small bush aircraft as an independently contracted consultant in Northern Canada
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A diverse background and an intent to keep learning is what drives me to keep exploring and reaching towards perfected skills in my field. Compassion for the Earth is what drives me to work to better the environment. All along the dog has been my companion to keep reminding me of the greatest values a human being can have. And in the end I want to share with other why all these things are important.
Stormy crosswind landing in LGW - Boeing 737 Captain’s view
““The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.””
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince)