Panama City Beach Helicopter: 3 Girls, 1 Bird

1_Girls in the belly of the beast

I can say hands-down that the very best thing I did on my Panama City Beach girlfriend getaway was fly with the girls. And by girls, I don’t mean just me and the other female passenger, Donna. Our “bird” was a Robinson R44 Clipper II, a very popular 4-seater helicopter used by many smaller … [Read more...]

Girls Get “High” in Hawaii

I jumped out of a perfectly good plane!

The small round light turned green, the plane decreased speed to the point of hover (or so it seemed), and the bottom of the garage-like metal door began to creak its slow, ominous rise.  Strapped into my tandem jumpmaster as snuggly as I would allow without dinner and a movie, there was no turning … [Read more...]

Up, Up and Away! Hang Gliding at Kitty Hawk, NC

Hang_gliding_side

Having already experienced and loved sky diving, I was interested to try hang gliding to see how they compare. And what better place to try out this unique flying experience than at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, especially in August! There are two ways a novice can hang glide. One is to take a … [Read more...]

Ready, Set, Jump! Literally.

Pacific Skydiving instruction

While in Hawaii in June on a photojournalist gig covering a 50th Aikido celebration, I made the arrangements. If I was going to jump out of a perfectly good airplane, you can bet it was going to be in a place where the view was spectacular! Read about skydiving in Oahu, Hawaii in the August 2013 … [Read more...]