SMYRNA, TENNESSEE – Robert L. “Bob” Carpenter, founder of Carpenter Avionics, an aviation services company based in the Nashville area, has been selected for enshrinement in the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame at its annual gala on Oct. 28, 2017, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. [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…]
VERO BEACH, Florida — Piper Aircraft has appointed Drew McEwen to Vice President International and Direct Sales, where he will lead Piper Aircraft’s global and factory direct sales efforts focused on growing its trainer business and the international distribution network for the company. [Read more…]