Thursday, August 18, 2016


    FRIDAY, AUGUST 19TH., 2016
         COME FLY WITH ME!

       I've always liked flying. I've
piloted a small plane from take off
to landing during a news story a
few years back. I was allowed to
take the controls of the Met Life
Blimp on another assignment.
And I enjoyed many hours of
travel, a few at a time, in Chopper
22 at WYOU TV.
      All of those experiences are
on my mind today as we celebrate
National Aviation Day! This special
day was created by a presidential
proclamation by U.S. President
Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939.
       It's birthday of aviator Orville
Wright the first person to successfully
fly an airplane.
        Of course aviation has come a
long way since then. Orville flew
just a short distance at Kitty Hawk.
It wasn't long enough to watch a
commercial let alone a movie!
         I had time to watch three full
length features and get some sleep
during my recent trip to Italy.
         Of course Orville didn't have
to pay for any checked luggage so
he got a break there!
          I'd like to thank him for
bringing us into the age of flying.
It's really been great for me.
          Just yesterday, for instance,
I made believe the spoon I was
holding was an airplane and that
allowed me to get my grandson
to eat some applesauce!
          Thank you Orville!
          Hope you're all flying
high today and that all your
NEWS is good!

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