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Two Atlantic Crossings

29 October 2012 | Transport

A quick trip London-Boston-London to speak at the new state-of-the art Boston Hostelling International place, 480 beds, many of them in private rooms, lots of communal space and facilities and neatly squeezed between Chinatown and the Theater District and a stone’s th...

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Alcock & Brown – first Atlantic Crossing

28 October 2012 | Transport

Three years ago, on a visit to Galway in Ireland, I drove up the coast to the place where in 1919 pioneer aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown touched down on the first ever trans-Atlantic flight. Soon afterwards I had a look at their ungainly Vickers Vimy biplane in...

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Kew Gardens

2 June 2012 | Places

Maureen and I made a backstage tour of Kew Gardens in London. I’ve been to the gardens a few times over the years and made too many close visits on final approaches into London’s Heathrow Airport. There’s a great deal of discussion about London airports at the moment ...

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More Aerial Views

1 September 2011 | Transport

◄ There have been some great ‘views out the window’ this year and flying to Belfast a couple of weekends ago certainly provided a few. Like this view of the Isle of Man, half way between Ireland and England. You can just about imagine where the TT motorcycle track goe...

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Aerial Views in 2009

13 December 2009 | Living

I love the ‘view out the window’  and take lots of photographs when I fly places but we don’t often get a good aerial look at the airport. Flying in to San Jose, Costa Rica the flight in front of us was a bit slow getting off the runway and our pilot had to abandon th...

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