Tim Carter decided to spend his 60th year flying 60 different types of aircraft he’d never flown before.
A lot of good people have volunteered their aircraft to the cause, the Fort Worth resident notes.
He recently visited the US Flight Academy in Denton, Texas, to add eight models to his list. With the help of several flight instructors, he logged 2.4 hours of flying in less than four hours at the airport. Most of his flights are just once around the patch. While at Denton Airport, Tim flew a Diamond 20, Diamond 40, DA 42 Twinstar, Piper Arrow, Piper Seneca, Remos LSA, Cessna 152 and a Robinson R-22 helicopter. US Flight Academy has become one of Carter’s sponsors.
Between 1971 and 1976, Carter was in the Air Force, where he spent most of his time instructing in a T-38. From 1978 to 2004 he flew for Delta Airlines and since 2006 he has been a Citation Shares pilot. He has logged 17,000 hours.
Carter has until Nov. 1 to complete his goal. So far, he’s flown 31.
For more information: www.my60thyear.com.