Posted by: kathymcculloughcom | August 5, 2022

When Wind Towers Fall Apart

This is how beautiful the new Vestas towers were in 2007 when they were built.

Built with taxpayer dollars to supply Portland, Oregon with green power, I think we deserve better: Better management, more respect for the landowners who live under the towers, and a project that runs most of the time instead of 30+ towers out of the 217 being down for maintenance for months on end, and then a 129 foot long blade falls off.

February 1, 2022



Posted by: kathymcculloughcom | March 27, 2022

Downs Instead of Ups



I wrote an article for our retired pilot magazine last year. The editor, Gary Fergusen, wanted to know about the bad experiences I had along the way instead of the good. Considering that my book is named “Ups and Downs”, he knew I must have had some downs. He was right.

I had to rewrite it a few (thousand) times so it didn’t sound whiny. I’m putting it on here because I just finished my fiction book, “Breakfast in Narita”. The editor has it now and is formatting it. It’s an expansion of the “downs” into a sex trafficking plot with a fatal crash. I’ll let you know when it is published!

Here is the cover.

If it is too small to read, here is the PDF file. You have to scroll the second page to read all four pages:

Posted by: kathymcculloughcom | February 26, 2022


My girlfriend wrote this question to me:


I’ve believed for a long time now that our govt was spraying us like bugs. The snow a few winters ago would NOT melt. It had a metallic glimmer to it. You’ll never convince me it was natural. You are the airline captain. What do you think about these images? I just want to learn. Help me understand your thoughts on this.



I have no doubt they have/are/could be spraying us. But I think these are all contrails. The author of the video you saw doesn’t understand inversions… he doesn’t know how turbulent it can get at altitudes where temperatures vary all the time. It’s frustrating that we have become so uneducated about weather, viruses (masks, particle size), etc.

Real weather/science is fascinating. Clouds are all so different because of it. More airplanes have changed the skies and contrails are everywhere, but airliners don’t put out chemicals and the nozzles are for dumping fuel in case we have an emergency and have to come back and land. (We are heavier on takeoff: 800,000 pounds for the Boeing 747, 650,000#s for landing)

Unless there are fuel additives that I don’t know about, it’s just hot exhaust air. I think additives would gum up the engines though, or be vaporized/burned up… Jet-A kerosene burns hot.

Pilots are jokers. What else are you going to do for 12 hours over the pond (Pacific Ocean)? I flew to Seoul, Korea where they could copy/make anything, including these patches! You can even have hats made that say you are a chemtrail sprayer.

Is the military spraying us? Could be. Probably. But you won’t see it… well, you might, but they can do it at night or during temperature conditions where the particles or chemicals they spray are virtually invisible.

Angela Merkel on a guided tour of an airplane. This has been used as proof that she knows about chemtrails!

Contrails dissipate, sometimes immediately and sometimes hours later, just like clouds or tea kettle steam. But airplanes don’t always make them – the hot air out of our engines doesn’t always produce a contrail… think about takeoff – where’s the contrail? Sometimes, under some temperature and weather conditions, you can see it. Sometimes you can’t!

People can laugh off chemtrail conspiracists because their pictures of on and off contrails, barrels, and instruments are so easily explained and laughable to us as pilots.

Pilots know these venturis and tubes are methods used for instruments to determine airspeed, altitude, etc. Nothing nefarious, I promise. Just a lot of them depending on what they’re supplying information to. Maybe a weather plane?

But yes, I believe we are one big experiment to the people in charge. We use to seed clouds with silver oxide and other particles, remember? The late 70s? (I even collected air samples to see how much and where the silver oxide was concentrated)

And my dad died from being close to atomic fallout/radiation that he never saw or felt. The military can and does do anything they want to. I think they love these pictures being mislabeled – kind of like false flags… “See, these dumb “conspiracists” don’t even understand how the atmosphere works.”

As long as I’ve been alive (1954) there have been contrails, and they’ve looked the same (ie., all different). I even have some of the old books mentioned in the link about debunking chemtrails. Could some of the trails in the sky be from airplanes that are spraying something? Of course. But not airliners.

Could they have been experimenting when I was a child? Of course, but the internet is claiming that now they “look” different. I think there are just more, lots more, and I think people are forgetting about inversions and pollution and other factors that make them spread out and stay.

Crop dusters spraying… It’s easy to see the chemicals… sometimes on clear, cool mornings at airports you can see the wingtip vortices on other planes – or on wet, rainy landings. It just depends on the temperature, humidity, etc. I think it is fascinating…

Now this is what I believe: John Brennan
discusses Geoengineering (seeding the upper atmosphere)

How to Debunk Chemtrails – Contrail Science


Fact Check: These Photos Are NOT Associated With ‘Chemtrails’ | Lead Stories

Geoengineering Affects You, Your Environment, and Your Loved Ones


Gill Raker

A perceptive eye would realize none of those containers are connected to anything, with anything. An enlightened mind would understand what a ballast test was and why it happens, and would recognise the scale conduits that the young lady is standing on and all of the containers

(Calculated weights to simulate maximum allowable human weight filled with water)

and a pure genius would understand how to work the screens on those scales in the center of the craft, and see where they are connected to the scale conduit.

This is actually how weight and balance is determined. Pretty ingenious, really. Not conspiratorial at all.

Richard Gonzalez

I believe this was a pic taken when they would spray a mist to study the turbulence from larger a/c landing before smaller a/c and my proof is in this pic the wings aren’t shaped with the end tip of the wings facing up and the reason why the wingtips are facing up at the end is for the reduction of turbulence and this way there were less crashes and quicker landing and takeoff.

Do your research people!!!

Susan Woodhouse

Grzegorz Łącki A deliberately flipped (by Dane Wigington from GeoengineeringWatch), very well known 1974 NASA Flight Research Center photograph of a Boeing B-747 jetliner taking part in a trailing wake vortex study. Trailing vortices are the invisible flow of spiraling air that trails from the wings of large aircraft and can “upset” smaller aircraft flying behind them. The 747 that NASA used was on loan from the Johnson Space Center where it was part of the Space Shuttle Program. Six smoke generators were installed under the wings of the 747 to provide a visual image of the trailing vortices. The object of the experiments was to test different configurations and mechanical devices on the 747 that could be used to break up or lessen the strength of the vortices. The results of the tests could lead to shorter spacing between landings and takeoffs, which, in turn, could alleviate air-traffic congestion –…/B-747/HTML/ECN-4242.html… 😂 (Read the comments by each photo on the Facebook post)

Fall of the Cabal #16. I wish Janet Ostergaard had checked her photos better for that part of her series… it gives debunkers fodder!

China is using burners over an area three times bigger than Alaska to make it rain!

Don’t get me started on Bill Gates putting sun-blocking particles in the atmosphere…

Now this is probably what you saw with the snow:

Posted by: kathymcculloughcom | February 27, 2021



My husband and I explored New Zealand ten years ago. We had two weeks to drive around the North and South Islands before we turned in our rental car, and it wasn’t nearly enough time. New Zealand is incredible.

We hailed a cab around 1 PM and headed to the port. It wasn’t that far, but the traffic in Auckland was horrific. We had to board the cruise ship by 5 PM, and the traffic crawled. (FYI my two books are free on Kindle until March 20, if you want to know more!)

Our driver was an Egyptian man who I will never forget. He was a Civil Engineer by trade, but in New Zealand, citizens born in New Zealand get the first crack at jobs. He wasn’t bitter or upset—he was happy to be there, driving a cab. It was worth it, he said, to be out of Egypt and in a country where his wife and daughter were safe.

Christian women were being raped repeatedly in Egypt, with no recourse or reprisal, he said. The public “women only” areas were not safe. Anyone can hide under a burka, he said. There was no choice other than to leave the country.

The sacrifice this man made for his family was enormous. He wasn’t a martyr. It was necessary, and the only option. I think he’s an amazing human being.

Wikipedia says that “rape is one of the most common crimes in Egypt. By 2008, the U.N. quoted Egypt’s Interior Ministry’s figure that 20,000 rapes take place every year, although according to the activist Engy Ghozlan (ECWR), rapes are ten times higher than the stats given by Interior Ministry, making it 200,000 per year. Sexual harassment was barely discussed in Egypt before 2006. The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights sought to draw attention to it, but the public’s response was that it was an American idea wrongly applied to Egyptian society.”

We talked for three hours. Kevin and I were some of the last passengers to board our ship, and we were still in shock. It was an afternoon and a history lesson that we will never forget.

Our cruise ship in The Bay of Islands, New Zealand

We fight hard for human rights in the United States. We, as a nation, abhor rape and child abuse and cheer when the perpetrators receive the punishment they deserve. Rape and child abuse are not illegal in other parts of the world. If you don’t believe me, do some traveling in the Middle East and Asia. Try disobeying the dress codes required in certain countries. I think you will have a rude awakening.

“Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women.” Written in 1994, it is still relevant today.

It is time, as Americans, to stand up for what we believe. Things are happening with gender in our country that I loathe. Pronouns are no longer valid, we are being told, and children should not be labeled as boys or girls. I vehemently disagree. Teaching children that body parts don’t make you a boy or a girl is misleading and reprehensible. It is a practice that will confuse children and lead to more child abuse and more rapes, in my opinion.

They are trying to “cancel culture” this book and author. Aren’t we a free country? Will we start burning books or people next?

I have gay, lesbian, and transgender friends. I respect their right to love who they want to love and be who they need to be. That’s not the issue. But the transgender language and instruction some radicals want to teach in schools is frightening. And too many people are afraid to speak up. Well I’m not. It is not easy to “change” your sex, and it is not a decision a child should even think about. Most of our population has no problem accepting the gender we were born with.

“The Danish Girl” is a movie about the first sex-change operation. It’s disturbing, but well done.

Men should not be in women’s bathrooms. It is dangerous. We need to be able to keep ourselves and our children safe. Pedophiles do not need to be in male bathrooms either, which is one reason most women don’t let their little boys go into men’s public restrooms alone. If we want to change all our bathrooms over to single-use, fine, at least they will be safer. The lines will be ridiculously long, and the price will be high, but it will be worth it for safety.

Of course school bathrooms will need to be remodeled, too, as will locker rooms. I’ve never been crazy about communal showers anyway. They’re too revealing. I hated walking through the men’s bathroom in Thailand to get to the women’s, with open urinals. It’s creepy.

Let’s address the problem of humans born male who want to change their gender and compete in women’s sports. Testosterone and the male body structure give them an unfair advantage. Oh well, who needs women’s sports?

Let’s be honest. Dr. Rachel Levine is not getting pushback as Biden’s nominee as the assistant secretary of health because she is transgender. Dr. Levine is getting resistance because of what she wants to thrust on the rest of us, namely her position on government resources overriding parental consent on transgender medical methods such as puberty blockers.

Ultimately, our idiot politicians will do what they want to without our input or approval. They already do, and that infuriates me. I want to throw them all out, at the state and federal level, and I want to start over with honesty and integrity as the cornerstones.

There will be severe consequences to pushing this agenda, including hate crimes and horrible murders. Removal of gender isn’t good for America and it would be terrible for our children’s well being.

Banning books on the subject won’t work. This book is now “Out of Print” at Amazon because they “banned” it.


The following is directly quoted testimony from Dr. Levine’s hearing. I listened to it and I read it. Mainstream news is putting a spin on it, but here it is in its entirety:

SEN. RAND PAUL (R-KY): Genital mutilation has been nearly universally condemned. Genital mutilation has been condemned by the WHO, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations Population Fund. According to the WHO, genital mutilation is recognized internationally as a violation of human rights. Genital mutilation is considered particularly egregious, because as the WHO notes, it is nearly always carried out on minors and is a violation of the rights of children.

Most genital mutilation is not typically performed by force. But as WHO notes that by social convention, social norm, the social pressure to conform, to do what others do and have been doing as well as the need to be accepted socially and the fear of being rejected by the community.

American culture is down normalizing the idea that minors can be given hormones to prevent their biological development of their secondary sexual characteristics. Dr. Levine, you have supported both allowing minors to be given hormone blockers to prevent them from going through puberty, as well as surgical destruction of a minor’s genitalia.

Like surgical mutilation, hormonal interruption of puberty can permanently alter and prevent secondary sexual characteristics. The American College of Pediatricians reports that 80 to 95 percent of pre-pubertal children with gender dysphoria will experience resolution by late adolescence, if not exposed to medical intervention and social affirmation. Dr. Levine, do you believe that minors are capable of making such a life changing decision as changing one’s sex?

DR. RACHEL LEVINE: Well, Senator, thank you for your interest in this question. Transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field with robust research and standards of care that have been developed. And if I am fortunate enough to be confirmed as the assistant secretary of health, I will look forward to working with you and your office and coming to your office and discussing the particulars of the standards of care for transgender medicine.

PAUL: The specific question was about minors. Let’s be a little more specific since you evaded the question. Do you support the government intervening to override the parents’ consent to give a child puberty blockers, cross sex hormones, and/or amputation surgery of breasts and genitalia? You have said that you’re willing to accelerate the protocols for street kids. I’m alarmed that poor kids with no parents who are homeless and distraught, you would just go through this and allow that to happen to a minor.

I would hope that you would have compassion for Kira Belle (PH), who’s a 23 year old girl who was confused with her identity. At 14 she read on the Internet about something about transsexuals. She thought, well, maybe that’s what I am. She ended up getting these puberty blockers, cross sex hormones. She had her breasts amputated. But here’s what ultimately she says now. And this is a very insightful from decision from someone who made a mistake, but was led to believe this was a good thing by the medical community.

“I made a brash decision as a teenager, as a lot of teenagers do. Trying to find competence and happiness, except now the rest of my life will be negatively affected,” she said, adding that the medicalized gender transitioning was a very temporary, superficial fix for a very complex identity issue.

What I am alarmed that is that you are not willing to say absolutely minors shouldn’t be making decisions to amputate their breasts or to amputate their genitalia. For most of our history, we have believed that minors don’t have full rights and that parents need to be involved, so I am alarmed that you won’t say with certainty that minors should not have the ability to make the decision to take hormones that will affect them for the rest of their life. Will you make a more firm decision on whether or not minors should be involved in these decisions?

LEVINE: Senator, transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field, and if confirmed to the position of assistant secretary of health, I would certainly be pleased to come to your office and to talk with you and your staff about the standards of care and the complexity of this field.

PAUL: Let it go into the record that the witness refused to answer the question. The question is a very specific one, should minors be making these momentous decisions. For most of the history of medicine, we wouldn’t let you have a cut sewn up in the ER, but you are willing to let a minor take things that prevent their puberty, and you think they get that back.

You give a woman testosterone enough that she grows a beard, do you think she’s going to go back looking like a woman when you stop the testosterone? You have permanently changed them. Infertility is another problem. None of these drugs have been approved for this. They are all being used off-label. I find it ironic that the left that went nuts over hydroxychloroquine being used possibly for COVID are not alarmed that these hormones are being used off-label. There is no long-term studies; we don’t know what happens to them.

We do know that there are dozens and dozens of people who have been through this who–who regret that this happened and a permanent change happened to them, and you know if you’ve ever been around children, 14-year-olds can’t make this decision. In the gender dysphoria clinic in England, 10 percent of the kids are between the ages of 3 and 10. We should be outraged that someone is talking to a 3-year-old about changing their sex. I can’t vote for you if you can’t (INAUDIBLE)–

SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-WA): Thank you so much, Senator Paul. Senator Levine, thank you for answering the question. I will turn to Senator Baldwin.

Posted by: kathymcculloughcom | December 23, 2020

Karlene Petitt Wins Her Case Against Delta Air Lines!

Karlene Petitt Wins Her Case Against Delta Air Lines!

Karlene Petitt

The Department of Labor tribunal has issued a ruling in the Karlene Petitt whistleblower case identifying “cruel” retaliatory behavior by Delta leadership. Karlene has been awarded $500,000 plus attorney fees and litigation expenses. Delta has been ordered to deliver a copy of the Order below to EVERY Delta Pilot. Justice has been served. DPA’s attorney Lee Seham can be credited with this victory where ALPA did all it could to help the company instead of Karlene.
Stephen Dickson, SVP Flight Operations

“If there was a better way, we’d already be doing it.”

Posted by: kathymcculloughcom | July 8, 2019

Aviation Safety Should be Bipartisan

July 2, 2019 the New York Times report on the status of Steve Dickson as the FAA administrator turned this decision into a political decision, instead of what is best for aviation safety.

“Democrats on the Senate Commerce Committee, which has the power to advance Mr. Dickson’s nomination, have seized on Mr. Dickson’s involvement in a whistle-blower case at [redated]. The Democrats are looking into claims that Mr. Dickson was involved in retaliating against a pilot who raised safety concerns, with some senators now suggesting he may be unfit for the F.A.A. job.

Republicans on the committee are still publicly supporting Mr. Dickson, and could vote to advance his nomination to the full Senate as early as next week. But the party-line split, a rarity for this agency, raises the prospect that the F.A.A. could become yet another partisan battleground.

The tensions over Mr. Dickson’s nomination are an unwelcome distraction for the F.A.A. The agency is under fire for its role in certifying the Boeing 737 Max and then being too slow to ground it after a second crash involving the jet in March. It is now devoting significant resources to getting the Max, which has been grounded since March, flying again. It is also working to enact many new regulations included in the F.A.A. Reauthorization Bill passed last year.”

New York Times

Unwelcome Distraction?

Safety decisions should never be considered a distraction.

Scenario: Two pilots are sitting on the end of the runway with 300 passengers in their care, and a thunderstorm is looming off the end of the runway. The democratic first officer says, “This isn’t safe. Let’s wait it out.” The republican captain states, “I think it is safe, I’ve flown in worse”  Do they depart? Absolutely not!

Safety is a team event.

Pilots always choose on the side of safety.

Aviation Safety should never be a party decision. A plane crash does not discriminate dependent upon your political affiliation. Documents identify that Steve Dickson violated a law that was designed to protect employees for bringing safety related information forward. He was the recipient of that information. He was the recipient of an email stating that this was an anticipated course of action after the pilot gave him the report. He also failed to disclose these facts to the Senate. He was not named in the lawsuit simply because the law does not allow to name individuals. If it did, he would be the first person on the list. He has presented false statements on the credibility of the report, did not disclose knowledge of a pre-meditated plan, and he was addressed in the multiple violations of the pilot working agreement, which ALPA is grieving.

Delta paid a psychiatrist $74,000 for a diagnosis. The judge in the ongoing whistle-blower case stated he was “deeply troubled,” and strongly suggested Delta settle this case because they won’t like what he has to say about how this pilot was sent down a gauntlet for reporting safety.

Go to the link to read the full transcript, and select “Delta Safety.”

The industry should be deeply troubled if Stephen Dickson’s selection becomes a party decision, despite knowledge that the leader of the FAA has a history of FAR violations and abdicates his responsibilities designed to protect the traveling public.

Aviation Safety should be Bipartisan.

Please use your power as a citizen and contact your senators before Wednesday, July 10th when this nomination will be voted on.

Posted by: kathymcculloughcom | June 8, 2017

Hadiza Lantana Oboh

One of my friends in the International Society of Airline Pilots wanted me to put Hadiza’s information on our private memorial page. I was horrified to find out she was murdered on February 8, 1998. Hadiza came to our convention in Helsinki in 1991, and since there are no good photos of her online, I decided to post this one. Hadiza attended Purdue University in Indiana. May she rest in peace.

What a sad story about the only woman airline pilot for Nigerian Airways. Why are strong, successful women such a threat to the people around them?

As the writer  Anthony Omoh states: “…sadly she was so focused on her career and probably did not notice the green eyes that glared at her with so much repulsion, jealousy and anger just for being successful in her chosen profession.”

1991 30 Helsinki

Hadiza Lantana Oboh (1959-1998) was a Nigerian pilot. She was the first and only female pilot for Nigeria Airlines. She was murdered on 8 February at her house, in a suspected robbery involving members of her domestic staff.

Oboh had been flying for another airline for a couple of years before moving to work for Nigeria Airways. She started at Nigeria Airways as Flight Officer on a Boeing 737-200.

Hadiza Lantana Oboh was 39 years old when she was murdered. Police found her decomposed body in the septic tank at her house after arresting her gardener for attempting to sell items belonging to her. Several members of Oboh’s domestic staff were accused of murder and released on bail. They disappeared, and later proved to have given false addresses.

Posted by: kathymcculloughcom | May 22, 2017

Ups and Downs

I gave away 850 copies of my Kindle version! I wish I could print the paperback in color, but Amazon wants me to charge of minimum of $43 for it😂😂 …no way is it worth that! Go to my Photodeck site to see the photos in color!…/…/1939275431…

Posted by: kathymcculloughcom | November 4, 2016

Ups and Downs

Finally my book is out in paperback and Kindle! The Kindle is the best because the pictures are in COLOR! They look so much better!

Ups and Downs


Posted by: kathymcculloughcom | October 17, 2016

Ups and Downs

Create Space preview of “Ups and Downs”

For sale on Amazon!


I love motivating children and young adults, so I finally wrote a book to go along with my talks. You never know what will light a spark and make a difference, so you have to keep putting yourself out there!

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