Jake’s Blog


April 1, 2024

The season of Lent is behind us, and it reminded me of the many equipment and personnel checks mandated in the world of aviation.  There are daily preflight checks, preventative maintenance inspections, routine inspections, non-routine checks and heavy maintenance inspections where the airplane is almost disassembled to confirm all things are in good working order. […]


March 1, 2024

I lost two friends within a twenty four hour period on January 20 and 21, 2024. On the surface you would not think that they had much in common.  One was 78 years old and the other was almost 88. One was born in Texas and the other moved to Texas to start a business.  […]


February 1, 2024

This month, my sweet bride (often referred to as Saint Barbara by close friends because she lives with me) and I celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary. When I popped the big question some forty years ago, I made a couple of things real clear to her: I won’t change, so don’t even try. Don’t try […]


January 1, 2024

It’s a new year!  I am positive that there will be changes coming up and in fact I want some changes, but the most important things for me have not and will not change! The past year was filled with blessings and some problems.  The last quarter of 2023 was tough, but it allowed me […]


December 1, 2023

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is a time when I do my deepest self-reflecting.  I think about my own life and the lives of my loved ones, those I work with and those my companies serve.  I think about what’s taking place in the world, as best as I can understand the […]

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