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our next recorded audiobook is

The Last Bush Pilots

and I’m happy to announce that it has been released!

Pick up your audio copy at:

audible.com/pd/Fiction/The-Last-Bush-Pilots-Audiobook/B01A5TV0IQ

Wanna pick it up for FREE? Check out our contest, after this post!

And Now . . .

Welcome to our FIRST POST of 2016!

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  As you know, Bunny and I just got back from the Airways Magazine 2016 Caribbean Cruise to Maho Beach.

  Sadly, wifi on the high seas still leave a bit to be desired, so I was not able to post here on the blog as I had intended. However, we’ll make up for it now!

  Also, I hope you were able to tune into my LIVE Periscope broadcasts from Maho Beach. If not, we’ll be posting some of those vids here!

 

Let’s start with a video, which I used to introduce my talk onboard the ship:

Direct Link: https://vimeo.com/capnaux/airwaysintro

Next up, an important safety briefing by (in)famous slide popping, job-quitting Flight Attendant, Steve Slater!

Direct Link: https://vimeo.com/152221755

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We had a great turnout, not only for the cruise, but our talks as well.

Fellow Airways writer and heavy metal driver, Captain Alan Carter and I both got to speak.

During the week, we were each scheduled for a 2-hour talk, but we had so much fun, time flew by, well over the limit!

Cap'n Carter regales us with hysterical—and chilling—tales of flying the globe!

Cap’n Carter regales us with hysterical—and chilling—tales of flying 747’s and other heavy metal ’round the globe!

What’s more, when poor Alan woke up sick on his day to speak, I got called in off  “Reserve” at the last minute to fill in! No problemo—I had really, really hoped to share with them my (mis)adventures in the Caribbean as a young Twin Otter captain! (See our July, 2016 Airways Magazine article, “Pilots of the Caribbean.”

Needless to say, we had another 2+ hour of fun!

Coming soon to an Airways issue near you: Part 2, our battle with Hurricane Hugo in 1989!

Mallard moon

The stunning Grumman Mallard amphibian seaplanes, the heart of our “Virgin Island Seaplane Shuttle” operation—before the hurricane.

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One of the coolest things that happened during our 7-day cruise (aside from Maho Beach!) was when Bunny and I got to meet three young pilots—Katelyn, Aaron and Joe—who’d contacted us enroute.

These three intrepid aviators sooo reminded me of me, 25-ish years ago!

Aux MA Katelyn Aaron Joe!

Bunny with Katelyn, Aaron, Joe and me in SJU!

We had pizza with them during our first stop in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where the three were proudly flying for Tradewind Aviation.

Tradewind

Next stop was STT (St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands), where I’d first set foot in the Caribbean, flying light twins “down island” to such places as St. Barth’s and, yes, St. Maarten. We had a free, non-aviation day to play, so we took an excursion out to St. John, which is 95% national park, and one of the most beautiful isles in the Caribbean.

  Here’s some “Before and After” shots, both from our trip, and my time flying “back in the day.”

TODAY

WAY BACK WHEN

We end this week’s adventure with a “Bon Voyage” message from some of our favorite aviation celebs:

Direct Link: https://vimeo.com/capnaux/airwaysoutro

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TRIVIA CONTEST!

Prize: FREE download of The Last Bush Pilots on audio!

This is toughie:

In the Comment Section below, answer this question, along with your email:

WHAT IS THE NAME OF MY MOST RECENT AUDIOBOOK?

A. There I Wuz! Adventures From 3 Decades in the Sky—Volume 2

B. The Last Bush Pilots

C. Jihadi Hijacking

D. Code Name: Dodger

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Pilgrimage to Maho!—Pt. 2

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