In this blog, I hope to both educate and entertain on the subjects of aviation (military, commercial, and pleasure), creative writing, social commentary, and all things that we experience in this gift we have been given called life. You are most welcome here, and I do hope you enjoy the writing. Your ideas and feedback will not only make me a better writer, but also a more thoughtful human being. I thank you in advance!

-Derek

The Literary Journal of Palomar College

Bravura  2019

February 16, 2017

     As a professional pilot, I had achieved my dreams. Retiring as a Captain from the United States Navy, I had flown Lockheed S-3 Vikings off of aircraft carriers, enjoying a career of almost 27 years that included a tour as Commanding Officer of a Reserve S-3 unit....

December 29, 2016

     Few activities or professions in this world inspire such fervent passions in an individual as flying. Human beings, ever since we first observed a bird lazily wheeling in the sky above us, love everything about flight. It is a supernatural gift, to leave this terr...

December 15, 2016

     He had been following the coastline now for almost half an hour, working the updrafts that developed on the windward side of the cliffs. Normally, he would've been a little farther inland, seeking the thermal updrafts that came from the sun beating upon the land,...

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About Me

Ever since I knew what an airplane was, a pilot was all I ever wanted to be. Dreams of flying took me to Western Michigan University, where I achieved a degree in Aviation Technology and Operations. . .

 

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