Month: January 2005

Samson, Delilah, and Student Pilots

Oh yeah, I have a web site. Sort of forgot about that for the past few weeks. It’s understandable. I’ve either been out at the airport trying to keep my students from wreaking havoc on the runway, or in rehearsals for Samson et Delilah at Opera Pacific. Typically I’m flying from 9 am to 5 pm and then in rehearsal… Read more →

You Take the Good, You Take the Bad

You take them both and there you have… 1. Retreating water! That’s good: 2. Prado Dam could be on the verge of bursting. That’s bad: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA 725 AM PST FRI JAN 14 2005 …DAM BREAK FLOOD WATCH FOR PRADO DAM BREAK IN EFFECT UNTIL 630 PM PST FRIDAY FOR ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS- RIVERSIDE COUNTY… Read more →

Corona Airport Update

I arrived home this evening to some disturbing news from the Corona Airport. Oh, the water level has started to receed — and that’s great. But apparently there’s been some sort of a disagreement between a few pilots (who wanted to evacuate their airplanes) and the guy who runs the Corona Park Department. The head honcho at the Park Department… Read more →

Corona Airport Flood Video

Well, things at Corona have gone from bad to worse. Despite the dry sunshine, the water level at the airport continues to rise. This is primarily because of the warm temperatures, which are melting snow in the mountains and driving the runoff down toward Prado Dam. Or as it might more accurately be described, Prado Lake. Today the water claimed… Read more →

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Yesterday everything was fine. A little rain, but nothing looked abnormal out there. Today? Well, today the Corona Airport looks a little different. I spent the whole day helping people pack up everything in their hangars and carry it to “dry” ground. There were hundreds of people out there working as fast as they could, trying to beat the rising… Read more →

New Year, New Job

I just finished my first week as a full-time flight instructor at Sunrise Aviation. Suffice it to say that with record levels of rainfall and a storm system that has parked itself over Southern California for the past week, I haven’t been doing much flying. That’s ok, though. It’s given me a chance to get some ‘check-outs’ done. I’d like… Read more →

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