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From Cat Cay to Ft Lauderdale With Water Tornadoes in the Sky

A photo journal of our flight from Cat Cay to Ft Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport on June 7, 2009, with heavy storms

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(July 7, 2009 - 10:37 AM) - This morning after making myself a feta cheese and eggs breakfast, I feed the turkeys in the back yard ...


(July 7, 2009 - 10:44 AM)  ... and the chicken family.


(July 7, 2009 - 04:06 PM) - Arrive at the landing strip on a most beautiful June afternoon in the Bahamas, and take this picture with my blackberry.


(July 7, 2009 - 04:07 PM) - I take another picture as I wait for my customs clearence.


(July 7, 2009 - 04:19 PM) - And one more shot in front of the tail of the plane


(July 7, 2009 - 04:21 PM) - We are ready to take off


(July 7, 2009 - 04:23 PM) - We take off exactly at 4 23 PM


(July 7, 2009 - 04:25 PM) - Circle over South Cat Cay


(July 7, 2009 - 04:26 PM) - Say good bye to our home, chickens and the turkeys


(July 7, 2009 - 04:46 PM) - 20 minutes into our flight we can see the sky over Ft Lauderdale ...


(July 7, 2009 - 04:47 PM) ... and spot a sizeable water tornado forming in between the two dark storm clouds directly over the airport


(July 7, 2009 - 05:00 PM) - After a 13 minute U turn from the Ft Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, we appraoch from the Atlantic Ocean back to the land


(July 7, 2009 - 05:05 PM) - In five short minutes the sun is shining again and we are ready to land this time around


(July 7, 2009 - 05:12 PM) - Only after we land, we realize that we might have had a close call as we spot an ambulance waiting for our arrival on stand by

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Fuat Kircaali is the founder and chairman of SYS-CON Media, CloudEXPO, Inc. and DXWorldEXPO, Inc.

Kircaali came to the United States from Zurich University, Switzerland in 1984 while studying for his PhD, to design computer systems for SH-2G submarine hunter helicopters for the U.S. Navy. He later worked at IBM's IS&CG Headquarters as a market research analyst under Mike Armstrong's leadership, an IBM executive who later ran IBM Europe and AT&T; and Fuat was the Director of Information Systems for UWCC, reporting to CEO Steve Silk (later Hebrew National CEO), one of the top marketing geniuses of the past two decades.

Kircaali founded SYS-CON Media in 1994, a privately held tech media company with sales exceeding $200 million. SYS-CON Media was listed three years in a row by Inc 500 and Deloitte and Touche among the fastest-growing private companies in America. Kircaali launched DXWorldEXPO LLC, a Lighthouse Point, FL-based "digital transformation" events company in March 2017.

Fuat completed Bogazici University (ranked among the top 100 universities in the world) Business Administration program in 1982 with a Bachelor's Degree in Istanbul, Turkey. He was one of 50 students accepted to the program out of over 1 million high school graduates.

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