This is the third updated edition of this book - the first in 2009 - on my flying experiences that I had from taking pictures from the air of crop dusters as a teenager - negatives not saved - to my first jet plane ride as a Stars & Stripes Newspaper U.S. Army news photographer in Korea in 1960-61. Some mini-adventures over more than 24 years, where one - a vertical jet fighter - the picture taken over Northern California in 1984 while I was doing a picture story on McClellan A.F.B. test pilots, the image conceived in my mind in 1960. Then a helicopter ride over Alaska to get to some sled dogs on a glacier. I must have had more that 300 hours in Korea VIP junkets over my 16 months there. All these pictures in the S&S library files. To date 3 of my pictures have come out in their blog these past years. So the flying pictures here vary, balloon ride(s), the Red Baron Pizza bi-planes, etc.
I was a news photographer and picture editor for seven newspapers, and member of the National Press Photographers Assc. since 1956. A Life Member of the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association, after being the Picture Editor at The Sacramento (CA) Union (1968-89), New York Newsday (1989-94), and Contra Costa Times (1994-96) when I retired after 40-years in the newspaper business - starting as a shooter since 1956. I'm retired but still shoot and actively travel today for my own interest. The assorted blurb.com books have turned out to be a way to gather many of my images for nice and simple presentations.
Alyce Sparkles at 80 Published August 17, 2014
South America SNAPSHOTS Published April 15, 2014
From Film to Digitally ENHANCED IMAGES Published October 07, 2013
John F. Kennedy at WHISKEYTOWN Published September 06, 2013
Congressional GUNFIGHTERS of America Published July 13, 2013
My Life - My Images Published January 28, 2013
Family Reunion at Gearhart Lodge Published December 03, 2012
MY TIME - MY DIME Published October 22, 2012
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