Gallipolis is a town in extreme southeastern Ohio—not to be confused with the World War I battle site on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. This one got its name in 1790 when some Frenchmen (“Gallia”) established a village or city (“polis”) across from where West Virginia’s Kanawha River joins the mighty Ohio. They’d been discovered as stowaways on an Ohio riverboat and unceremoniously put ashore in what was then Native American territory. It’s probably most famous today as the site of the first Bob Evans restaurant on his farm in nearby Rio Grande.
I’m not sure if this is a history lecture, or if it’s a lesson on how—and how not—to deal with betrayed friendships, how insurance claims can work and the importance of discretion. Maybe, as my letter of reprimand stated, it’s about why FAA inspectors cannot allow “ private negotiations…or personal economic experiences [to] influence their professional responsibilities.”
I did—and stirred up a hornet’s nest.
In the grand tradition of putting aerodromes in picturesque but inappropriate places, the Gallia-Meigs Regional Airport (KGAS) sits down on the river. Landing west means crossing a big highway and bridge over the Ohio River, and with 11-foot crops and brush growing up to the edge of the runway—not to mention all that water—it’s a favorite hangout for deer and birds. Lots of birds.
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A Colossal Challenge
Photographing Salem’s Oregon Pioneer
Smarter persons would have stayed home in harsh conditions, but among the fanatic grousers I partnered with, no one had the temerity to stay indoors when Saturdays or Sundays were the only times many of us could head out to the woods after a week of work.
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G-Men return to The Queen City
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EUROPEAN REGULATOR MOVES TO CLEAR BOEING 737 FOR FLIGHT
European regulators took a step closer to letting the Boeing 737 Max fly again, publishing a proposed airworthiness directive that could see the aircraft cleared within weeks after being grounded for nearly two years over deadly crashes.
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