Steve Sundstrom submitted the following photo and note: “Airplanes enjoying each other’s company at Critters Lodge Fly-In in Centerville, Texas.” 😎
By TED LUEBBERS
Have you ever known anyone with such a strong desire to fly they will meet any challenge and keep moving forward no matter what?
My wife Joan and I met such a person two years ago. Her name is Rachel St. Louis and she just turned 17 and is a junior in high school.
Over the last few years we kept meeting up with Rachel and her loving and supportive parents, Mike and Rose. They are from Machias, Maine, but we never see them there, we always find them on an airport ramp in Florida. [Read more…]
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) recently launched a new video series about careers in the general aviation manufacturing and maintenance industry in the hopes that it will inspire the next generation.
The first video, “Manufacturing is Not an Assembly Line,” (which you can see below) features current employees of GAMA member companies discussing what modern general aviation manufacturing really is in an industry they say is high-tech, innovative and exciting. [Read more…]
FORT WORTH, Texas — Piles of donated toys and rows of shiny, new bicycles once again filled the corner of Hangar 11N at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (KFTW) during American Aero FTW’s sixth annual Christmas toy drive.
The FBO’s annual holiday celebration benefits the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. [Read more…]
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped Cessna 195 reported that, during taxi at the airport in Jacksonville, Florida, he turned right to position the airplane to perform pre-takeoff procedures, and the right wing passed over the running engine of a stationary airplane and struck the turning propeller. [Read more…]
Sean Mulligan submitted the following photo and note: “Lake Havasu City to San Luis Obispo, VFR on top. The pooch — Ensign the Golden Doodle — enjoys the view.”
Sebastien Heintz of Zenith Aircraft Co. recently posted a video to LinkedIn and YouTube with one of the reasons he loves his job. The video depicts the first cross-country flight of Justin Falls in his STOL CH 750 “Sky Jeep” light sport utility aircraft, with his wheelchair in the rear baggage area, to Jefferson City, the Missouri state capitol. [Read more…]