I arrived to see Natan at 3:50 p.m. Monday afternoon and didn’t leave until 2:30 a.m. the next morning. It’s been a while since I’ve pulled an all niter doing a project like this, however, it was well worth it as we attended the Israel Independence Day Fly-By 2012 event last Sunday.
Thought, planning, mapping came into order as Natan decided that now would be a good time to start his own website. An event like this could not have been passed up. A story to be told. A story of Israel’s and NY’s finest pilots to show NYC and Long Island what Israel means and what it means to be apart of a place in the Middle East that stands for democracy, diplomacy, and equal treatment for all of its citizens.
Only the NY Flying Club headed by Robert Keleti and event organizer Alon Pereg could pull such a great day together. It was a day where the Jewish pilots of NY and abroad bonded together to promote aviation awareness within the community and abroad.
Natan and I brainstormed the ideas, then he took to the keyboard with his many photos, videos, and other interesting stories to tell of the event. I personally thought he was going to strangle me a few times as I had to get up for a stretch or to take some water or to go watch the special on the Discovery Channel about the world’s scariest airplane landings. (I am very greatful for the coffee, also.) His dedication to the article shined as he was more focused on his writing than seeing the aviation special on the television. Impressive.
For the many times we’ve had to edit, re-edit, re-re-edit, etc, to get all of the quirks untangled out of WordPress, it was well worth the finished product which went live at 1:49 a.m.:
I would like to express my thanks to Natan for having me as a guest participant on this project and for a job well done. He should have many new successes with his website (which has now been added to the “Connecting Flights” page on the top menu bar.)