There's a small part in the book where I touch on Christmas greeting cards and the bizarre humour that often results when the regular sentiments of the Christmas season are accompanied by crests, coats of arms and translations of Air Force Squadron Latin mottos. The mottos usually have something to do with war, loyalty, fidelity, stalking, hunting or striking or killing--not the things you see in Christmas cards as a rule. Then there was the card Liz & I got from Jim and Maggie Reith years ago about Santa's Annual Proficiency Check Ride with a Flight Inspector. It was pretty funny. Any pro pilot knows that every check ride has at least one engine cut on take-off--arguably one of the most critical airborne emergencies there is, except perhaps an engine fire thrown in for good measure. Well someone has turned the card into a video and it is attached to my email. I can't upload it to this blog. It's worth a look but I hope the inspector missed. You'll see why when you watch.
To all who are reading this who have read and/or purchased "Flight Lines", I would like to say thank you for your support and kind words. I would ask that should you feel inclined, that you take a minute during a quiet time and pen a testimonial, review, critique or a rotten tomato up-and-in heater about your thoughts on the book, good or bad and post them here, or on Amazon or on Good Reads or all three! It would be very much appreciated. Who knows? If I get enough positive ones, it may stir me to start another book but as the old saying says, "Be careful what you wish for(!)
To all, a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.
Until next time, over 'n out.