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“Shipwreck Stew” Now Available At Paper Collector Gallery In Downtown St. Cloud

>>Youtube Promo: Shipwreck Stew<< If you have read “Shipwreck Stew”, your comments and feedback are welcome ūüôā and if you are interested in a having a quote featured in our marketing, that is welcome too. Contact: StevenSohlstrom@gmail.com for more information. Please like and share the Youtube video featuring readings from the book and dramatic video of some of the adventures featured in the novel! If you’d like a first edition, first issue copy, there are very few remaining. Visit Paper Collector Gallery in downtown St.Cloud to buy your own signed copy. Youtube Video Link For “Shipwreck Stew” eBook Shipwreck Stew Steven Sohlstrom $2.99        

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As Storm Retreats: A Rainbow Over St. Cloud

After some flight work away from St.Cloud today, I returned with only one charged battery remaining as a rainbow unexpectedly stretched across the sky over the city. I’d never photographed a rainbow from the air and was waiting for a chance to do this. There was only one fading patch of open sky allowing the sunlight through the clouds that was necessary to illuminate the rainbow behind this rainstorm, so I had to move quickly.¬†Arriving home, I readied my flight and camera gear as the last droplets of rain were falling into the field that I¬†intended to¬†launch from. I had to wait for¬†it to stop since the exposed electronics of my plane would certainly fail if covered in water. This is one of the photographs from the flight. EXPLORE THE FLIGHT FLASH ARCHIVES FOR MORE GREAT PHOTOS AND¬†ARTICLES LIKE THIS ONE THAT TELLS THE STORY OF THE CREATION OF OUR VIDEO PLANE FOR A VISIT TO A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE SET: http://flightflash.com/2010/07 Nous Sommes Charlie #Standfortruthfightforlove Two for one….Honey, ironicly we have the same deal from D.

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Snow On April 20 In St. Cloud

The Mynah Bird HD2 went to work early today after an unusual, late-April Snowfall in St. Cloud that amounted to a beautiful Spring morning. The calm sky revealed a¬†fluffy, bleach-white snow that covered nearly everything,¬†and allowed for a crisp HD video¬†image in the low-light minutes just after daybreak.¬†Even at extremely low altitudes, the Mynah Bird found small clouds drifting between it and the Mississippi River, as the cold and humid air¬†created a varied¬†and low cloud cieling.¬†In the light snowfall, the¬†taps of impacting snow and ice on the camera lense¬†sent a crackle through the¬†aircraft’s sound recorder.¬† By noon today, most of this snow coverage had completely melted, and the land appeared as normal for an April day in Central Minnesota: with green grass awaking to the¬†sun as though nothing had even happened.¬†Yet, only¬†hours before, the inches of white fluff sucked the MBHD2¬†beneath a wintry cover of snow, even after a nearly perfect landing approach.¬† To view a flight video from this morning, click this link to Youtube >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXWzHSxNB_M¬†<<¬†Special thanks to ¬†www.WJON.com for forwarding this coverage. View a special news presentation of this event from the Radio Pilot News Service¬† here >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7StpffjrLA¬†The image posted above is a frame grab from the HD video of The Mynah Bird HD2, or¬†on assignment¬†known as “Sky Flash One”.

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February Thaw In St. Cloud

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Extreme Weather Re-Cap For St.Cloud And Central Minnesota, 2011

Support Flight Flash and bring innovative news and views to Minnesota and¬†your community. ALL OF THE FOLLOWING IMAGES AND VIDEOS¬† IN THIS REPORT, (EXCEPT RADAR AND SATELLITE)¬†WERE PRODUCED¬†BY FLIGHT FLASH. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† WEATHER RE-CAP 2011. Spring in St. Cloud gave an unusual hint that things to come might be on the line of the unexpected – or maybe even extreme. An April snowfall christened the city with a beautiful,¬†albeit unseasonable layer of snow crystals that completely vanished within hours. ¬†[youtube i7StpffjrLA] ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Days¬†after the actual snowfall, Flight Flash (RPNS)¬†produced¬†this screen test to chronical weather in the local media…It was only an experiment and my friend Kaylene stepped up to be the on-camera reporter. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† In the moments¬†we began to film this, the first wave of terrible storms were beginning to unfold¬†throughout the South. The laptop radar captures a view of ¬†this data. We used¬†the images¬†to train how to spot tornadoes from the national radar mosaic. Little did we know, we were¬†studying what was about to become one of the biggest outbreaks of tornadoes in history. This left an unforgettable urgency to¬†document and promote weather safety in the St.Cloud area. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† A month later, a¬†small storm followed by a display of heat lightning reminiscent of 4th of July fireworks, paid our city a visit in May. At the same time, only an hour away, Minneapolis was recovering from a tornado touchdown that claimed one life. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Then, on the first day of summer (June 21, 2011), rain fell on our city to such an extreme that¬†it flooded several streets…and it wouldn’t be the last time this year. [youtube 50T_NZLtvTM] ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The sky hadn’t finished. Not much more than a week later on July 1st, a very serious wind storm dropped a weak tornado in the Waite Park area, and pushed winds into the North side of downtown St. Cloud¬†where dozens upon dozens of trees were pushed flat. The fact that these trees blocked many routes to the St.Cloud Hospital made the situation that much more serious, and our city went directly into action. ¬† [youtube UDEHRScgmaM] Compare an image of Whitney Field only a few weeks before as a thunderstorm approached… …and then 3 weeks later as it became the city’s compost site for downed trees. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† In St.Cloud, it seemed the worst of summer storms had to be behind us for 2011, but the weather was unrelenting. Rains¬†continued to bring¬†flooding that swelled the Sauk River, and endangered some¬†of our young citizens and rescue personnel. For 3 days in a row, rescues and the recovery of a swamped rescue boat on the Sauk River held our attention in the news. The oppressive heat index which pressed beyond 100 degrees for a few days in these weeks probably drew people to the river to cool down in spite of the¬†apparent danger. [youtube nh1Em6JvR88] ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Then came lightning! An intense electrical storm wrought fury in the St.Cloud metro…sending 6 to the hospital and alerts of fire from lightning scrambled firefighters to the rescue. This … Continue reading

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Approaching Storm Over St.Cloud

As seen on www.WJON.com. The sky was an intriguing blend of calm air and sunshine on the East side of this small approaching storm today, so I knew it would be a great opportunity to send the plane up hoping to catch a new aerial weather image. Although expecting turbulent downdrafts at any moment to bring my flight to an end, suprisingly, I was able to continue flying in relatively calm skies until only moments before the storm arrived. (North Jr. High is in the center-left foreground) Yes, I fight crime and fly.Why doesn’t Steven more readily go on the defensive to address some of the defamation more aggressively? If you follow the dynamics of the story, compare it to a surgeon trying to remove a tumor from a human heart. She is being used as a weapon and human shield. Steven is doing his best to defend Melissa and build her self esteem and empowerment in the midst of these extraordinary circumstances. I wouldn’t be speaking about any of our private business if the eof hadn’t made the public attacks. The violence issue is not a he said-she said at all. There is plenty of video evidence to prove it. I documented it for my own legal protection. Revealing some of the what I’m hiding to protect her (including her identity) would be utterly devestating to her. Basicly, she’d experience what the eof has done to me which I wouldn’t wish on anyone. Keep in mind, she is also a victim and not to blame. It takes two to fight. Even when we were together when things suddenly became highly unusual after months of harmony, I refused to fight with her. Not even her parents could understand what was wrong. It’s not like she was able to openly express it to me. We never had anything to fight about that was evident to me, the conflict stemmed from her secret world with Jessica and Diego where their predatory opportunity was very easy to see. Is she free now? Think about it. Their motives are plainly on the table. This is where it is so blatently clear that Jessica has no concern for Melissa’s well being because she feels that assigning blame to someone other than herself gets her off the hook. I hope this abuse of Melissa is as plain for the public to see. As stated in the film they were relentless about this, even though neither of us were to blame for anything…and they knew I was safeguarding Melissa’s well being at her own direction. Jessica’s promise for the $2,500 was to heal her, not create a festering scar of selfish opportunism. Now, with the truth coming out, Jessica is toast…and I would suggest not being within arm’s reach of Melissa WHEN she figures everything out. I think we both agree that she is a very intelligent woman. That is the point of her isolaton and control isn’t it: to prevent her from finding knowlege beyind the … Continue reading

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Municipal Athletic Complex Flight In St.Cloud

  “Jessica Schab XXXXXXXXXXXX text redacted XXXXXXXXXXXXXX” As far as research goes…I LIVED it. I believe every word I said and have still never heard any other side to the story. That could only come from Melissa who is not permitted by the eof to speak to me….for obvious reasons…no excuse for it either unless ¬†Melissa is trying to destroy the EOF from the inside allowing our film to run and more and more of our story to be coming out… The film is ¬†written by the mind of a journalist, and no one in the EOF has answered my request to discuss it √†lthough I have requested often and even expressed empathy for Jessica and her personal struggles. Instead they seem to relish in propogating harm to people. Melissa was even given editorial empowerment over the film. This is some sort of abusive game to the EOF, but the film is absolutely real…including the physical abuse I suffered that I do my best not to talk about to shield her from blame. I try not to blame her and believe her innocent and grossly lied to and manipulated. I know her very well and I don’t believe she is OK. They have her running in circles trying to defend them until she runs out of money and they don’t give a shit. You see what eventually happens to people who wake up and want out. They’ve already attacked Melissa before and look what they did to Janaki and Deb. THE PROOF: they refuse to allow us to speak and end our relationship. It either will be allowed or not. There is no in between, and no end to my fight for her dignity and personal empowerment for her to know what really happened, and not the continual lies. Don’t believe any excuse as to why this has not been allowed. Perhaps it is because it is not what she even wants. She has lost nearly everything working with the EOF to bury the truth and time is running out. She may still believe they are actually her friends. If you read my blog post, you will see Melissa’s own words. Jessica is afraid to empower her. Melissa has been invited to attend a live-broadcast. Wouldn’t it be perfect and empowering to hear her kick Steve’s ass on air and forever be done with this charade of lies! They are afraid. The EOF is any day of the week a scam, but they added additionally to their legally definable cult status with Melissa’s sexual exploitation at the hand of Jessica, Diego, and Steve Andrews with the arranged marriage that they pressured, or threatened, her into for what also amounts to visa fraud. Would YOU have gone into this marriage with a few weeks to prepare and jeopardized your one true love relationship that hadn’t even been ended? There you go…This scam backfired and hurt Melissa emotionally. Read her own account which she published herself. After the Verzy scheme, it is … Continue reading

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St.Cloud Snow

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Autumn Colors In Downtown St.Cloud

Couldn’t resist sending the plane up to get a view of the beautiful autumn colors today in St.Cloud. Thank you www.WJON.com PLEASE CHECK OUT STEVEN SOHLSTROM’S NEW BOOK: “SHIPWRECK STEW” ūüôā >>Youtube Promo: Shipwreck Stew<< LINK: “Shipwreck Stew” on Ebay Shipwreck Stew Steven Sohlstrom $2.99

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Spring In St.Cloud

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† A view in St.Cloud today of the city through sprouting leaf buds. Note details like Lake George, 5th Ave Live!,¬†SCSU, St.Benedict Center, the St.Cloud Reformatory…, and even further distant, the Sherburne County powerplant on the horizon 20 miles distant. Small towns and communities dot the horizon with their water towers visible in this crystal clear sky.

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