Entries in Flight (31)


Hawaii | Seeing Molokai by Helicopter 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The best way to see Molokai, Hawaii's largely untouched island is by Maui-based helicopter. Most round-trip flights last about, cost a couple of hundred dollars or more and feature bird's-eye views of the world's tallest sea cliffs, beautiful waterfalls and Hawaii’s longest continuous fringing reef.  Visit Maui, but make sure to see Molokai. 


Arrivals & Departures are Nonstop at Reklaw Fly-In 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Arrivals, departures and flybys were nonstop at the 31st Annual Reklaw Fly-In at the Flying M Ranch in Reklaw, Texas. Hundreds of planes filled the sky and lined both sides of the 4,000-foot grass strip during the three-day East Texas event. 


Dr. Robert Herndon Soars Over Mississippi 

Produced by Jim Albritton |  Dr. Robert Herndon, a professor of neurology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, unwinds thousands of feet above central Mississippi in a powerless glider, soaring through the clouds over the Ross Barnett Reservoir. A stint as an Air Force physician first allowed him to explore the brain and the sky.


Multistate Team Gives Border Collie and Pups New Lives 

Produced by Jim Albritton | For a border collie named Dolly and her four pups--Loreta, Reba, Patsy and Trisha--things are looking up. Thanks to volunteers in five states, they're headed to a border collie rescue facility in Indiana. 


A Mississippi Pilot is Fast Becoming Dog's Best Friend

Pilot Kelly Kyle is the preferred choice of passengers with four legs and wagging tails. The Mississippi attorney assists canine rescuers, often flying dogs in need to distant rehab facilities or new homes. 


New Golden Triangle Helicopter Marks AirCare's 20th Anniversary 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The University of Mississippi Medical Center marked the 20th anniversary of AirCare, it's medical helicopter transport program, with the addition of a third helicopter based at Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Columbus.


Original Air Force One Thrills Texas Crowd 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The Columbine II, a Lockheed Constellation, was the first USAF plane designated as Air Force One. The aircraft, which served President Dwight Eisenhower, will be refurbished in Bridgewater, Virginia. After more than a decade on the ground, the historic plane began a cross-country journey from Marana, Arizona to Virginia, stopping at the Mount Pleasant Regional Airport in Texas on March 21, 2016.


Hawaii | Parasailing Over Oahu's Maunalua Bay 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Parasailing in Hawaii shouldn't be missed and Oahu's Maunalua Bay is a great place to do it. Close to Waikiki Beach, in the shadow of Diamond Head, it offers amazing views of the island's southeast coast. 


Amazing View | Honolulu from Diamond Head to HNL 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Passengers aboard United Flight 253 to Honolulu, Hawaii from Houston, Texas got an amazing view of Waikiki Beach--from Diamond Head to Honolulu International Airport--on February 21, 2016 when their B777-200 was allowed a rare westward landing at HLN.


Fly Away | Pilot-Composer Performs at O'Hare 

United Express pilot and self-taught pianist and composer Captain Billy Hock performs three times weekly at Concourse C at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. His CD, Fly Away, is available on iTunes. | Story produced by Jim Albritton on an iPhone 6 Plus. | Newsocracy.TV


Walking on Air | The Torrey Pines Paraglide Tour

Produced by Jim Albritton | Paragliding at Torrey Pines in San Diego never disappoints. Here's 11 minutes of a recent 25-minute flight over cliffs, beaches and million dollar homes that make the world-famous gliderport a destination that must be experienced. 


Photos | Torrey Pines Gliderport | San Diego

The Torrey Pines Gliderport is a city-owned private-use glider airport located 11 miles northwest of the San Diego CBD on the Pacific coast. It was established as a soaring site in 1930 and is the home to hang gliding, paragliding, radio-controlled model sailplanes, and full-scale man-carrying sailplanes. It is considered by glider enthusiasts of all types to be the "Kitty Hawk of the West." Click here to see our Torrey Pines Gliderport photos and click here to see all our photo albums.


Cars, Motorcycles & Planes Wow Crowds at 2014 Renaissance Euro Fest

Produced by Jim Albritton | Thousands attended the 6th Annual Renaissance Euro Fest Classic European Auto & Motorcycle Show in Ridgeland, Mississippi and its companion event—Pistons & Props Drive and Fly In—in Bolton. 


Photos | Pistons & Props Drive and Fly In

Numerous cars from the Renaissance Euro Fest Classic European Auto & Motorcycle Show joined vintage and experimental planes and Corvettes from the Mississippi Corvette Club for the inaugural Pistons & Props Drive & Fly In at Hinds Community College’s John Bell Williams Airport in Bolton. 

Click here to see photos of the October 5, 2014 Pistons & Props Drive & Fly In.



David Oreck on Life, Work, Flight & His Love of Mississippi 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The hanger on David Oreck's 600-acre Poplarville, Mississippi farm houses a fleet of nine planes. The large lake with two islands, the massive stable, the Model T and the main house and guest houses are impressive as is the man who built an built a worldwide brand by cleaning up in the vacuum business.