Slowing Down to Win

A fly-in is an event where pilots, people, and airplanes show up to celebrate aviation. In Idaho, the closest one to us is in Garden Valley. Even though it’s a mountainous location, it has a maintained grass strip. By contrast, Oshkosh, Wisconsin hosts the largest fly-in in the world.

In addition to good food and good company, there are games. I’ve attached two short video clips that capture the flying spirit. You’ll notice that in both cases—“tossing the bean bag” and “spot landing”—it’s vital to slow down to win.

BEAN BAG TOSS
The closest aerial-dropped bean bag to the orange cone wins

SPOT LANDING
The tires that touch down closest to the chalk line (on or after, not before) wins

There are many instances in life when speed is beneficial, but sometimes it’s detrimental.

When was the last time you slowed down to win?

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Wind Beneath Your Wings

It’s no secret that Len has a mistress—flying.

A private pilot, his heart accelerates when he hears the drone of an engine in the sky. We recently went to Brodhead, WI to attend the Pietenpol/Hatz Fly-In—a precursor to the famous annual EAA Fly-In that’s hosted in Oshkosh, WI.

1920 Travel Air bi-plane — click image to enlarge

After 33 years of marriage there’s still nothing that makes me happier than seeing his kid-in-a-candy-store, split-faced grin!

2012 Zodiac 601-CH — click on image to enlarge

How does a small plane achieve liftoff, let alone a ginormous commercial plane with all that weight: passengers, baggage, and fuel? Len can explain it—with enthusiasm—in a New York minute!

Hatz CB-1 — click on image to enlarge

I don’t understand the mechanics behind flying, but what I do know is that he makes my heart soar—he’s the wind beneath my wings.

Who or what is the wind beneath your wings?

Laurie Buchanan

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Surfboards, Skateboards, and Vision Boards

There are numerous types of boards—longboard, snowboard, keyboard, emery board, ironing board, diving board, cork board… But to my way of thinking, the most exciting is the vision board!

Unlimited in scope, a vision board can take you anywhere! From scorching sand-whipped desert plains, to pristine peaks on snowcapped mountains; from the pulsing heart of dense jungle foliage, to the uncharted depths of the deep blue sea.

Here’s a photograph of my husband’s vision board. As a pilot, Len’s dreams and goals revolve around aircraft: with propellers, without, single wing, bi-wing, tail dragger—you name it! If it flys or glides, he researches it, watches videos about it, and attends the annual EAA AirVenture Fly-In in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Len’s vision board — click on the image to enlarge

You’ve heard it said before, “What we think about, we bring about.” That’s the purpose of a vision board—a collection of graphics that help us keep our attention on our intention; graphics that clarify intent and trigger action steps that manifest thoughts into reality.

Are you more of a vision BOARD or vision BORED type person? Click To Tweet

Did you notice that the right side of the board is empty? I temporarily cleared it of flying paraphernalia to make a point. I call this side Vision Bored. It represents a ho-hum attitude; a mindset that doesn’t carve out time to savor the juicy energy of anticipation.

Are you more of a vision board or vision bored type person?

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