Thursday, August 26, 2010
Le Blanc, France 1973
I must say that it is not always possible to enjoy the things to see and do in the different parts of the world when you are working. Work generally takes a priority over everything else and so a lot can be missed out on if time does not permit it. The other thing that enters the picture, is there is always time constraints and a schedule to maintain. We were not on a tight schedule for this assignment, but I did have a lot to do and weather and unforeseen maintenance problems were always a concern. Most of my time was focused on two of the three student pilots and the third pilot when ever he could find time for flight training. I couldn't help thinking about WWII and the major battles that must have been fought in these wide open spaces of France. So much of the country was not populated and every now and then you would see an enormous mansion, or maybe you could even call it a French castle.