Never miss a good chance to shut up.
Sent by Charles Reyher, Author unknown Cont'd twisting silver road that is the father of Waters, an ice cream cone called Fujiyama. And the hump of Africa, They have watched a satellite streak across a starry sky, seen the clear, deep blue of the stratosphere, felt the incalculable force of the heavens. They have marveled at sun–streaked evenings, dappled earth velvet–night, spun silver clouds, sculptured cumulus. God's weather. They have viewed the
Northern Lights, a wilderness of sky, a pilot's halo, a bomber's moon, horizontal rain, contrails and St Elmo's Fire. They have learned to accept these challenges everyday, they have realized a complete removal from earthy attachments, and they have reveled in a sense of high suspension. Only a pilot experiences all these. It is their world.
Betty Rollison sent this in. Jimmy Rollison is the son of Capt Jim Rollison By Amy Gingerich Charles Gianaris walked around the turbo–prop airplane, rubbed his hands together to keep warm and wondered aloud if it would be too foggy to land at Palo Alto Airport. Gianaris visually inspected every part of the 2000 Pilatus PC12 as his business partner, Jimmy Rollison, closed the hangar door at Nut Tree Airport and got ready for takeoff. "You want to drive or should I?" Rollison asked as the two prepared to fly the plane to its owner in the Silicon Valley, The partners at 1 Flight Up manage airplanes for owners in the Bay Area from their base inside a hangar at the Nut Tree Airport. Rollison, a captain with Federal Express, and Gianaris, a flight instructor in the Bay Area, teamed up last year and formed 1 Flight Up, which is not connected to the bookstore of the same name that once operated at
the famous Nut Tree complex. When a planes owner wants to fly, he calls the business partners, who will fly to the airport nearest the pilot, typically Palo Alto Airport or San Jose Jet Center. "We advocate coloring outside the lines and that's what this business is about," Rollison said. All the plane owners who contract with 1 Flight Up are licensed pilots themselves. although many are newer pilots. The plane's owner pilots the plane while Rollison, Gianaris or Richard Beardsley, captain with 1 Flight Up, ride along as co–pilot. The aircraft management arrangement has enormous financial! benefits to the aircraft's owner because having a pilot with more logged flying hours cuts the insurance premiums by up to two–thirds. Rollison said, saving the owner tens of thousands of dollars annually.
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