Member Meeting: April 21, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Flying the Edge of America - - David Millett, Julia Buss
In the summer of 2008 our speakers flew their small, single engine, airplane around the edges of the contiguous United States of America. Along the way, they encountered America's small towns, National Parks, and National Monuments. On the most dangerous and exciting adventure of their lives they flew into unanticipated ghastly weather, thunderstorms, and brushed with hurricanes. In the end, they discovered a land much more complex than they had imagined, far larger than they could believe, and more beautiful than they dreamed possible.
Julia and David have traveled around the world twice. Between them they have visited almost every state in the USA, and traveled to every continent on the planet, including Antarctica. Their passions are hiking, snow-skiing, SCUBA diving, writing, and travel. Julia is a nurse. She came to America from England in 1991 for a six month work contract. She fell in love with San Francisco and she decided to stay. David is retired from 25 years in Information Technology. He has 20 years experience piloting light aircraft, holds an instrument rating, and flies for the Angel Flight West organization (www.angelflight.org). He keeps a journal of his and Julia's travels at (www.davidmillett.net) and is a destination writer for the (Examiner.com).