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Pilot death at Saichia

A 47 year old visiting Japanese pilot has died after an accident at Saichia according to Apple News. He’d traveled to Taiwan from Hokkaido in a group of eight. The article says he fell from 20m above the LZ in a spiral that may have resulted from a glider malfunction, namely broken lines. He was […]

Taiwan blocked from ICAO summit

China has the (rotating) presidency of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and has used this position to pursue it’s political agenda of isolating Taiwan from the international community. China has been intent on preventing Taiwan participating in world bodies such as the WHO for years now. Aviation safety is one of those areas of […]

Saipan diving 2015

Back to Saipan for another round of drink and dive shenanigans…

Diving in Palau 2014

Finally went to Palau…

Lunar New Year 2014

Philippines again, this time Dauin and Apo Island.

Saipan December 2013

Another trip to see our friends in Saipan, this time just me and Marylyn. This is the first time we’ve been out to Saipan and Tinian in ‘winter’, and the northern sites in particular are very different at this time of year.

Australia tour, September 2013

Took Marylyn to meet some of my family for the first time, see some of the varied landscapes on offer and catch up with Mr. Carl, my old flying buddy and co-founder of this very blogsite web-thingy. It was the first time I’d been to Australia without a paraglider bag as 99% of my luggage […]

Advance

After 8 years acting as Advance’s distributor in Taiwan I’ve decided to take a step back and pass this honor on to someone with more time and energy to invest. I simply don’t fly enough these dats and I don’t believe a professional dealer should be a part-time or occasional or ex-pilot. The new distributor […]