ALBANY, Georgia — There is an additional parking space being occupied at the already busy Thrush Aircraft factory, as Robert Garrett has joined the company as director of training.
Garrett, a veteran of the ag aviation industry, will oversee Thrush’s new factory-based ag aviation flight and maintenance training programs. [Read more…]
Aviation Supplies & Academics owner Mike Lorden and authors Gary Ullrich and Paul Snyder were presented with the W. W. Estridge, Jr. and the John K. Lauber Safety awards during the 70th annual University Aviation Association (UAA) Collegiate Aviation Conference and Expo in Riverside, California. [Read more…]
BEAUMONT, Texas – When the frantic call to deliver lifesaving infant formula to a Beaumont-area hospital came in, volunteer pilots from Angel Flight South Central were in the air in less than an hour.
Pilots Scott Young and Jim Dell flew to Waco to retrieve the medications and then back to Beaumont where transport was waiting to deliver the precious cargo.
“This was the greatest flight in 30 years of flying,” said Dell, who is a volunteer pilot from Angel Flight West in California. “The formula was not only delivered to the neonatal intensive care unit but we were told a helicopter brought some of the medication to a baby whose family is trapped by floodwater.” [Read more…]
Ben William Ryan, the creator of Ryan Field in Montana, passed away July 26, 2017, at the Montana Veteran’s Home in Columbia Falls. He was 94.
In 2005 Ryan and his wife, Agnes “Butchie” Ryan, donated the field to the Recreational Aviation Foundation.
“Ryan Field is for everyone to enjoy,” he said. [Read more…]
Do you need someone to steal a jet, catch a crocodile, or skydive in to extract venom from a King Cobra? Meet the Airplane Repo man with nerves of steel, Mike Kennedy.
A full-size action figure in his late 50s, Mike stars in Airplane Repo on the Discovery Channel. [Read more…]
Braylon Faulkner, 6, fell in love with airplanes on his first flight.
Traveling with his mother Michelle Faulkner and grandmother Carol Faulkner-Davis in September 2012 from Orlando to Providence, Rhode Island, his excitement came to the attention of the Southwest Airlines pilot who invited him to the cockpit before the flight. [Read more…]