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High Flight Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, - and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . . Up, up the long, delirious burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace Where never lark, or ever eagle flew - And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
On Monday, Feb 21, Josh flew up to Portland in his Glasair, tail number n262wg. Shortly after Midnight, Feb 22, he left Portland destined for Crescent City, CA. Josh had radar service with FAA Seattle center while in route to Crescent City (CEC). Around 2am, Seattle ATC recieved a message from Josh saying that he had visual on the airport and was terminating radar service, switching to the local airport frequency for his final approach. This is the last transmission he made.
Josh and his plane have still not been located. The body of Maria L. Flores was found 700 yards offshore, near the Chetco River. Maria was a passenger in the plane with Josh.
Our thoughts and sympathies go out to Josh, his family, Maria's family, and Josh's friends.
Wed Jun 7 05:07:49 UTC 2006
The address for the Yuba County airport is 1364 Sky Harbor Dr., Marysville, California.
The website for the 2006 flyin is:
Sat Feb 11 20:47:59 GMT 2006
Sat Mar 26 03:13:18 GMT 2005
This weekend I will be putting up the last of the pictures I got, as well as some videos. Once that goes up I will be putting up an archive of the entire site, the guestbook, and all the news articles for download.
Tue Mar 8 21:05:28 GMT 2005
Fri Mar 4 21:19:01 GMT 2005
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Thu Mar 3 22:09:40 GMT 2005
Services are proceeding as planned on Sunday. The family will hold a private burial when the body is released.
There is a memorial being planned on Saturday as a celebration of Josh's life. Details are being worked out. If you'd like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you on the contact list.
Tue Mar 1 23:57:49 GMT 2005
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Sun Feb 27 02:48:49 GMT 2005
Nothing found so far. Appearantly the divers are battling with four feet of visibility and large numbers of boulders on the ocean floor. The search is supposed to continue next week.
Sat Feb 26 21:20:50 GMT 2005
Fri Feb 25 01:26:54 GMT 2005
Thu Feb 24 23:11:48 GMT 2005
Thu Feb 24 17:52:00 GMT 2005
I'm leaving for California now. I'll be offline for the next 24 hours or so, but there are others who can update the site, and will when we find out any news.
Thu Feb 24 04:31:51 GMT 2005
There's a guestbook up. Please sign it.
Thu Feb 24 00:11:48 GMT 2005
Wed Feb 23 23:15:32 GMT 2005
Wed Feb 23 22:12:16 GMT 2005
I have put up a photo gallery of Josh. If you have any pics you'd like me to include, please email them to me.
Wed Feb 23 20:53:42 GMT 2005
The last radar contact with Josh's plane showed him at 400ft above ground. His plane executed a 270 degree turn and then fell out of radar contact. Search and rescue gave him a 2 hour window to be rescued.