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    as many of you know, our oldest son is a Radiologist .... as this is being typed his 9 1/2 flight from JFK on Turkish Air has just landed in Istanbul, Turkey .... he'll be there for about an hour before boarding another Turkish Air flight scheduled to last 7 hr 20 min flight to Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) ...total flight time 22 hrs 59 min . .... he and one of his former instructors from UNC's Medical School are paying their own way .... they will be there for 2 weeks training doctors and technicians on how to make the best use of a range of radiological equipment .... while we are happy that they are willing to go to such lengths to help people, we are also more than a bit concerned .... positive thoughts and prayers would be appreciated
    Jim
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    per FlightAware his plane should be on the ground at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania .... he has been on a plane for 23 of the last 26 hours .... I've never made a flight like that so I can only guess how he's doing .... no clue when we will hear from him
    Jim
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    • #3
      his wife just called .... she's been face timing with him .... its 3AM there, he's at his hotel, going to cleanup and head for the hospital .... he says he's ready to go to work .... to us, that comes as no surprise ..
      Jim
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      • #4
        The longest I’ve been on a plane is 20 hours. When they start the 4th full length movie you know it’s been a long ride. No thanks to do it again without some form of sleep aid. Good to hear your son is giving back. We need more like him.
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        • #5
          When Uncle Sam determined he no longer required my services (1972) he put me on a plane in Korea. We flew to Japan and sit on the ground for abt an hour (fueling up I guess) and the next stop was the base at San Francisco. I don't remember the hours but it didn't matter, I was headed home.
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          • #6
            our son is on his way home .... last night he left Dar es Salaam and flew to Istanbul, Turkey .... from monitoring return on FlightAware, his 11 hr flight from Istanbul to Boston appears to be late taking off .... no clue why or even if that is the case .... he says the time he spent working with a local public hospital in Dar es Salaam went well and was highly appreciated .... he also is more than ready to get home
            Last edited by JEBar; 09-19-2019, 01:02 PM.
            Jim
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            • #7
              breathing a bit easier, his flight is on its way to Boston .... should touch down in Boston around 6PM
              Jim
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              • #8
                Wow. He's going to have some stories....
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                • #9
                  of that we have no doubt .... we have his youngest with us this morning ... he's perfectly happy getting in some Grandma time
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                  • #10
                    Happiness Is >>>>> our son's flight has just landed at Raleigh - Durham Airport .... if all goes well, he should be home in about an hour ..
                    Jim
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                    • #11
                      Very glad to have him back stateside. Give him our best please...
                      Jeff, Julie, Cameron, & Taylor Lockhart - Wauconda, IL

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                      • #12
                        will do
                        Jim
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