Adios, Summer: Reflecting on an Amazing Three Months

Descending into Baltimore on a July night.

Today is Labor Day in the United States, traditionally the unofficial last day of summer. Come Tuesday, it’ll be back to school, back to work, and back to the daily grind for most.

For me, September means school and sailing. Of course, there will be some time built in for fun, but for the most part it’s business as usual, between doing the whole school thing, getting ready to submit college applications this November, and sailing full-time and working part-time. We are going to continue to post quality content, but it may become a bit more sporadic. I have to step back and remember sometimes that running Racing Winds Media and the Racing Winds Blog is only a hobby, not a full-time job (though there’s about that much work involved!)

But enough of that. Let’s reflect on this summer, the months of June, July, and August, and all of the incredible things that happened. Click on a month to view all stories published that month.


  • We left for Spain.
  • We completed a very successful charity project, helping people in Africa gain access to clean water.
  • We got to tour Lufthansa’s first Boeing 747-8i after it’s inaugural flight from Frankfurt to Washington.


  • We got back from Spain.
  • The Olympics started.
  • We walked the flats in Cape Cod.
  • Virgin America debuted some chic new uniforms.


  • Boeing delivered LAN’s first 787 Dreamliner.
  • Our photos were on the cover of TIME Magazine.
  • Ethiopian Airlines brought their 787 to Washington.
  • United rolled our their first 787 in Everett, WA.
  • charity: water introduced 2012’s September Campaign.

We hope everyone had a great summer. We can’t wait to see what the fall brings.

Photo (this page): Taylor Michie / Racing Winds Media

Photo (featured): Zak Noyle