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Friday, December 24, 2010

To my youngest fan and up....Merry Christmas!!!

Sent in by Adam the Winnipeger

Photo and email sent in by his Dad - Christer
(Actually we met recently and I exchanged a couple of books for his classical music CDs - a dedicated and talented musician).

Hi Doug,

Just wanted to let you know my son .... has recently discovered your book lying on my desk, and it's become one of his favorites (the pictures anyway- he can't really read much else yet!). He also loves seeing the photos and hearing about the stories on your blog- he's very enthusiastic about anything aviation-related- sometimes to the point of driving my wife nuts, pining for a girl:). He now often talks of "Captain Doug" to most anyone he meets, including the cashiers at Target or the grocery store. He even asked an old woman sitting at the chiropractor's office the other day if she knew Captain Doug, and proceeded to tell her of how he flies cool Air Canada planes lol! At three years old he's probably your youngest fan or blog follower:). He's also been asking to fly "Captain Doug's 320" in Microsoft Flight Simulator. You can count on another viewer as soon as your TV segments get produced and aired....

This morning I came down to find him reading your book (with his imaginary text) to one of his model places- this time an AC 777-300 I picked up on board. He now refers to it as "Captain Doug's plane"- maybe it is an omen that you will soon be upgraded to a 777 and skip the 767 altogether:):). I snapped a few quick shots and thought I'd shoot them your way- he was happy when I told him we'd send them to you.

Another young inquisitive boy, age 4, made it to this month's edition of enRoute magazine. He asked, "what are those small 'sticks' on the wings?" (Static wicks). I made sure enRoute sent his mom two copies of the magazine. You are never too young (or old) to be inquisitive and dream.

On that note, I hope Santa is good to everyone out there!!!

Captain Doug


shahrukh said...

Merry Christmas Capt. Found your book under the tree :) courtesy of my wife. Wish me happy readings.

From the Flight Deck said...

Shahrukh....What a gift! That's quite a wife you have! lol

Yes, enjoy the read!

Captain Doug

Adam aka "The Winnipeger" said...

Merry Christmas Captain Doug!
Thanks for including my picture in your post!

All the best,
The Winnipeger

From the Flight Deck said...

Not a problem Adam.
Off to my brother's to take on even more calories!
I'm looking forward to going back to work tomorrow to get away from all this food. :)


Giulia said...

Merry Christmas, Captain Doug. :)

From the Flight Deck said...

Thank you Giulia. Hope your trip is going well.

In hindsight, I wish I headed south as well.

There's always next year!


Captain Doug

Daniel said...

Merry Christmas ! :)

From the Flight Deck said...

Daniel. Merry Christmas as well and say hi to your Dad!

From the Flight Deck said...

Daniel. Just noticed your new "avatar." Nice!

Daniel said...

Hehe, he says hi back and clear skys ahead ! :P

Thanks ! Its a screenshot that I took while landing in YHZ. A320 power ! :D I have quite a few of them.

Christer said...

Merry Christmas Doug, and thanks for the post! My son had a big smile on his face when he saw it and sends his greetings as well. Hope you had a good one, and safe travels tomorrow.


From the Flight Deck said...

Thanks Christer and you're welcome! I'm off to SAN. Captain Doug


Adam reveals Santa's secret!!! That's how he does it!
Nice pic...love it!


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