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A vintage photo of my Dad the pilot

So my Dad would have been 63 over the weekend, something that occurred to me while I was putting together my own Ikea shelves for my new room – the last time I did that was with my Dad, so maybe that’s why it never occurred to me that you can actually pay people to assemble things for you, because I’d always ever done it DIY style.

Anyway I wanted to share this vintage photo that someone in my family scanned awhile back just for after they managed to dig up a bunch of really old photos. This is my favourite photo of my Dad because he is looking kinda cool in it. He started out flying the Boeing 747, before moving to the 777 later on when he became a Captain; he always was more fond of the Jumbo though, and I quote, because “4 engines is better than 2” – check out my Instagram post where there’s a little discussion of the volcanic incident that probably inspired that quote.

Also, it is quite a hoot seeing what the fashion was like back in those days. Like really, are those bellbottoms going on? It’s weird seeing my Dad all ‘trendy’ because he wore the same stuff all the time!

For those wandering by here for the first time, my Dad was a pilot for a long, long time, even until the day he passed. He always took me places, whether by giving me a lift in the car (and the motorbike, now that was an interesting time), or actual facts flying the plane, and he is probably one of the major reasons why travel is so ingrained in me. My mum loves travel as well, so yeah it’s a family thing :)

We had some interesting travels where it was just the 2 of us – here we are in Dubai, and Moscow, and in Seoul-Vancouver.

Anyone else have any vintage photos of travel back in the day to share?