Beyond Brooklyn

75-years of D-Day History

It’s been 75-years since the skies were filled with C-47s on their way to France to begin the D-Day invasion. Today, I went to the home base of the D-Day Squadron at Waterbury-Oxford Airport to meet Dave Hamilton, one of twenty C47 Pathfinder Pilots who left England at ten minutes after midnight, flying plane #14, leading the way to Normandy, dropping paratroopers the night before the invasion.

Nina O'Brien dominated the US Nationals bringing home four National Championships ©Mark D Phillips

Waterville Valley regains its ski championship mantle

The White Mountains of New Hampshire are some of the most beautiful outdoor scenery across the country. There was a time when the world came to Waterville Valley for some of the best skiiers and skiing in the United States. The first ski World Cup race held in the United […]

Tessa Worley of France took the podium after a second place finish in her first run of the day, and then a phenomenal second run catapulting her to the top spot. ©Mark D Phillips

Tessa Worley of France wins Giant Slalom at Killington!

So Killington delivered the snow. The World Cup Giant Slalom racers provided the rest. With an international field representing 16 countries, Tessa Worley of France took the podium after a second place finish in her first run of the day, and then a phenomenal second run catapulting her to the […]