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The Gentleman

My brother is a Navy pilot and his callsign is The Gentleman. He finished his first deployment this past fall and is currently stationed on base in Washington State. Last week I flew out to visit him; I leave today. I am struck by the similarities between the islands of the Puget Sound – the San […]

The Gentleman

My brother is a Navy pilot and his callsign is The Gentleman. He finished his first deployment this past fall and is currently stationed on base in Washington State. The Gentleman and his back-seater as they fly by Mt. Rainier last week.

The Gentleman

My brother is a Navy pilot and his callsign is The Gentleman. He’s currently He was recently deployed in Afghanistan far, far away from his home in Maine. For weeks my family had only the following brief email as assurance of his safety and the unease of a new, mystery location: Just a quick hello! Letting you […]

Musings of an Island Bush Pilot

text by Ted Westlake photograph by Eva Murray originally posted by The Working Waterfront The day begins at 0600. The chief pilot makes aircraft assignments. We check oil, gas, controls, instruments, anything that could affect the safety of flight, and tiedowns are removed. In the meantime, Penobscot Island Air’s vans are on the way to […]

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