What It Was Like to Be Up in the Admiral’s Quarters on the Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz

I was in the navy for 8 years, and had the privilege of flying up to Bremerton Washington with some other people from my squadron. I was an enlisted yeoman, but had sea experience, because I was stationed on a submarine tender and a destroyer. My Skipper asked me if I wanted to fly up …

Five Reasons Why You Should Work For the Travel and Tourism Industry

The travel and tourism industry is a massive global industry that caters for the needs of those who have to travel away from home in terms of providing facilities and services like hotel accommodation, air and road transport. Close to a billion people are involved in international travel in this industry which generates billions of …

Why Poor Preparation for a Mountain Race Can Have Serious Consequences

Mountains Trails and remote locations can be beautiful places, but also very dangerous places. Each year, inexperienced runners enrol for a race for which they lack the experience, and not all survive. There are countless unfortunate news stories each year where runners are found injured, or even dead, whilst participating in what they thought was …

How to Fly You and Your Fencing Bag Safely to a Competition

Are you a fencer who will be flying? If so, then you should consider some tips to make your trip as smooth as possible. We learned in kindergarten that airplanes, buses and cars are different modes of transportation. However, as adults we need to consider some of the logistic differences, before packing our fencing gear …

Paragliding – How Safe Is It, And What Are The Stats?

The good news is, it’s safer than it’s Extreme Sports image would have you think. Of all the so-called Extreme Sports, paragliding has perhaps the widest range of participants. In Japan, you will find old people serenely gliding across dormant volcano slopes. Through the Alps in France, you might spot daring young men pushing the …

Warnings Unheeded, Disasters Incurred – A Warning From Omni Magazine, Circa 1989

Omni is a defunct monthly magazine whose writing style and articles were a combination of scientific fact, technology and science fiction. It was in print from 1978 until 1995. An article from its January, 1989 issue was entitled, “Near Future Potential For Massive Terrorism on U.S. Soil” and was written by G. Gordon Liddy, a …

The Truth About Airplane Safety – Is Your Fear of Flying Justified?

Are you a bit jittery about flying? Not convinced that airplanes are all that safe? If so, you’re not alone. Lots of people worldwide are afraid to fly. Many fearful fliers are willing to choke down their fears and board a plane when they absolutely must, enduring the torment of nerve-jangling anxieties from takeoff to …

Holding Pattern Entry – Draw It in 6 Simple Steps

You’re flying on a cross country IFR and all of a sudden air traffic control announces the bad news that your destination airport is expecting delays. He asks you if you’re ready to copy holding instructions. You receive a holding clearance over a VOR station, which you read back. Now you’re faced with the decision …