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February 11th National Inventors Day

National Inventors Day

Feb 11th, 2017 celebrates the inventor in all of us. Of course, some are more successful than others. Thomas Edison,

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Unboxing The Bizarre

Santos Dumont and the Origins of Aviation

The history of aviation is a fascinating one, spanning more than two thousand years starting from kites and tower jumping. Many hackers are also aviation fans, and the name of Alberto Santos Dumont may be familiar, but if not, here we talk about his role and accomplishments in the field. 1,010 more words


Journey With Kileen to the Lighthouses of North Carolina

        I recently wrote an article on the Oregon Lighthouses so I thought I would do something on the Atlantic Ocean.  The problem is you could write a book if you started talking about the East Coast lighthouses so I decided to concentrate on one important area in North Carolina. 478 more words

Baby Boomers -Travel

Twelve Thousand Miles In Three Days & A Long White Qatar Cloud

Twelve thousand miles in three days is the first line of an aviation short story published by Herbert Strang in his forgotten 1915 ‘holiday volume’ called “Comrades True” which is basically a boys own combination of short stories created in the midst of WWI.   858 more words

A 2016 Dawn Patrol Rendezvous Trip~Part 5

A Slice of Life

Bill Lites

Day 5 (Monday, Oct. 3, 2016)
Since I had attended the 2016 Dawn Patrol Rendezvous Airshow, and seen the many existing and new aircraft additions at the Museum of the United States Air Force (my two main reasons for this trip), I was a little ahead of my planned schedule for today. 885 more words

Bill Lites A Slice Of Life- Wednesday

Every leader wants nothing more than to inspire and get people to do what they (great leaders) want. Charisma is the hallmark of every great leader. 64 more words

Personal Development

2016, May ~ Throwback Weekend in Virginia Beach / Kitty Hawk

2016 May Weekend in Virginia Beach / Military Aviation Museum / Kitty Hawk

Life In Our Family