Last night I spent the evening walking and talking with a young man from my neighborhood. He’s out of high school but hasn’t begun taking classes that would lead to a higher level of certification. He’s got a job, but it’s menial, low-paying, and often frustrates him. To his credit he wants to go to college, but he has no idea how to go about it.
In essence, he’s not much different than a lot of other young men and women who live near me. He’s probably not much different than those who live near you, either.
During our discussion, I suggested he might consider finding a new job. Something that required a little more skill, carried a bit of responsibility with it, and would pay better. At the very least that would make paying for college easier.
As it happens, there is an opening for a line-boy at a nearby airport. I mentioned this to him and was truly surprised to see how negatively he reacted to the idea. [Read more…]
Blake Godfrey, a passionate pilot, CFI, and newly hired airline pilot, has won the King Schools Alaska Seaplane Rating Sweepstakes.
Blake, of Taylor, Arizona, takes home a package of prizes that includes a seaplane rating and bush pilot flying vacation at Alaska Floats and Skis in Talkeetna, Alaska. [Read more…]
Banyan recently celebrated its 10th annual AMT Day. This annual event pays tribute to Charles E. Taylor, the first aircraft maintenance technician (AMT), who built Orville and Wilbur Wright’s engine.
It is also a day that Banyan uses to honor its aircraft maintenance technicians, avionics technicians and parts team. [Read more…]
The instructor pilot and a student were flying in the Piper J3-Cub near Selma N.C., when the CFI attempted to make a landing on a grass strip. [Read more…]