Frank Sinatra owned a Lear Jet. Let that sink in....The Chairman of the Board owned one of the most bad ass private jets ever made. You know it had a colorful history.
If ever a plane played
among the stars, it was N175FS. From June 1965 until he sold it two years
later, Frank Sinatra and his famous friends logged more than 1,500 hours on the
small, powerful early business jet. Sinatra routinely used it to shuttle the
Rat Pack from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and his home in Palm Springs. He wooed
Mia Farrow in it, and intimidated Michael Caine, then dating his daughter
Nancy, in the back. Celebrity private-plane culture was practically invented on
it: At a time when few had their own private jets, when most Americans had
never seen a private jet, Sinatra and his plane were like Hollywood's version
of the first kid in class with a car. Dean Martin borrowed it to fly to movie
sets. Marlon Brando and Sammy Davis Jr. took it to Mississippi to meet Martin
Luther King Jr. for a civil-rights rally. Elvis Presley eloped with Priscilla
Beaulieu aboard it.
I had a great time this past evening serving as a Justice in the USD Moot Court competition. It is always fun to interact with law students as they present their cases. I marvel at their energy and passion to be lawyers. After 25 years in the biz it is good to see that through youth the future remains bright.
It's Aloha Friday....
.....no work till Monday !!! Doo de doo, de doo, de doo .... A little CR-914 exhibition racing tonight with the Acapulco Challenge folks. Maybe some reloading and hockeyball on Saturday. Nice easy weekend...... Y'all have a great weekend!!!
Huh? Hard to say what is going on in Washington. Drudge seems to have an opinion... I get concerned when Lyndsey Grahamnesty and the Neville Chamberlain Wing of the Republicans show up for closed meetings with House Speaker John Boner. History has shown that this is not a good sign.....
Furnace.... Been getting a little brisk here in the morning. Yes, time to clean the Furnace in October. The annual Rumbear migration to the attic. Filters changed. Vents checked. Pilot on. Running now with all the windows opened.