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Danielle Connelly

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Flier Gets 'Heart' for Chute Jump

by Danielle Connelly on 28. Sep, 2017

Reprint from June 30, 1945 newspaper included in original Caterpillar Club application.

An 8th Air Force Fighter Station in England, June 30 (Special)—

1st Lt. Philip H. Dunn, son of Mrs. Cora I. Dunn, has been decorated with the Purple Heart for injuries received in parachuting from his P-51 Mustang fighter on March 3, 1945. The award was made after he was liberated from a German prison camp at Barth, on the Baltic coast, and returned to his station in Essex county, England.

Think safety while fishing

by Danielle Connelly on 01. Sep, 2017 in Marine

“Calling fishing a hobby is like saying brain surgery is a job.”

Sail away your workday troubles

by Danielle Connelly on 25. Aug, 2017 in Marine

Your day’s itinerary starts off with a laidback breakfast on deck prepared with fresh ingredients and love by the captain’s wife, followed by a late morning snorkel and sail from island to island in the British Virgin Islands.

Sounds like the perfect vacation? And it is, according to travelers Michael and Martha. The couple hails from Massachusetts and travels with regularity. They love the ocean, beaches, and boats, though they are by no means, experienced mariners.

Each winter they take a vacation to warmer climates and discovered a perfect getaway, staying on a sailboat for their accommodations. “We did a few trips to the BVI where we stayed not once, but twice on a sailboat run by the captain and his wife and we loved every single second,” was Martha’s email reply about her trip.

The couple and their two teenaged children flew to St. Thomas where they met the captain and his wife. From there they went from island to island. Every day was an adventure. They followed a loop around the islands but otherwise, everything was unscripted.

Snorkeling. Hiking. Kayaking. Exploring caves. Finding Happy Hours at local haunts. Just some of the items on the sailing adventure.

“They would find beaches that were deserted...just us. When we were ready for lunch they would return from the boat and deliver incredible picnics,” Martha tells us. “We had nine to 10 days to do whatever we wanted. It was one of the most exciting, relaxing vacations ever -- even with kids!”

Olga Mitchell -- born to fly

by Danielle Connelly on 22. Aug, 2017 in Aviation

Olga Mitchell took her first airplane flight when she was 12 years old. And from then on she was hooked.

Prepare for every in-flight emergency

by Danielle Connelly on 17. Aug, 2017 in Aviation

In-flight emergencies can be anything from a sick passenger in need of medical attention to more severe scenarios such as a fire or electrical failure.

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