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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Flying Machine

Flying Machine

Did you know that the Goodland flying machine, a forerunner of the helicopter, was designed and patented by William Purvis and Charles Wilson of Goodland, Kansas? Purvis and Wilson built this ship around 1910. The engine was apparently too small, and the machine never flew.

From Then to Now


Change... sometimes it is a good thing. 

I'm in Hawaii at the Aloha Writer's Retreat. Turning my book into a screenplay. There is so much to learn, so little time. I imagine flying a helicopter over the beautiful Islands. Could there be anything more incredible?

Enjoy the Journey!
XOX Karlene


  1. It's amazing how far we've come in such a short amount of time. Wouldn't you love to roll up in Goodland, Kansas in your A330 circa 1910? Purvis and Wilson wouldn't believe it.

    1. That would be a sci-fi film in the making! The most amazing thing is wondering where we'll be in the next 10-20 years.


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