Category : Aviation History People

WELCOME TO MY WORLD – An Introduction & Daily BLOG!
WELCOME TO MY WORLD – An Introduction & Daily BLOG!

Greetings!   FIRST, an apology!  I am trying to learn how to put a feature within where you can book-mark and go back to the spot you where you quit reading.  So far this has eluded me, but I’m persistent. In this “page” you’ll see weekly (sometimes daily) postings.  At.

Walker Bunch – Prologue
Walker Bunch – Prologue

Writing my family’s story, from my perspective, I realized that I jumped ahead some.  For sure I should have put something about what my grandparents meant to me as well as their influence which was considerable.  If you have already read Part One/Two/Three you know that I was born lucky!.

The Adventures of the Walker Bunch PART ONE: Wyoming
The Adventures of the Walker Bunch PART ONE: Wyoming

If you enjoy these stories, you may wonder where my interest in aviation came from.   In the beginning, it was my parents, W. Dillard “Pic” Walker and Frances Emily Walker.   I was literally born into an aviation family.   Moreover, I was almost born in an airplane! Writing.

The Adventures of the Walker Bunch:  Part Two – Arizona then and Now…
The Adventures of the Walker Bunch: Part Two – Arizona then and Now…

SARATOGA to SCOTTSDALE arriving November 5, 1958… After Jerry Donelan convinced me to move to Arizona the quid pro quo was that our move would be following the Panther’s football season.  As I mentioned in Part One, the PVHS football team went from worst to first from my freshman year to my senior year..

WALKER BUNCH – PART THREE!
WALKER BUNCH – PART THREE!

September 1986 was the demise of our beloved Frontier Airlines.   It’s employees blown to the four winds.   It was an extremely sad time especially after all the sacrifices we employees made in trying to save a FIRST-RATE little airline. JAKE Even with all the pain and uncertainty, the FLamily, as.

BORN TO FLY by Arv Schultz
BORN TO FLY by Arv Schultz

BORN TO FLY  by Arv Schutz Born to fly, is an expression linked to the exceptional skills some aviators possess and demonstrate. As luck would have it, not only was William D. “Billy” Walker born to fly, he was almost born on an airplane, while enroute from Denver, Colorado to.

Cheryl – My wife and immediate supervisor!
Cheryl – My wife and immediate supervisor!

Cheryl Ann Lotz became Cheryl Walker the eighth of April, 1971.  Through circumstances she moved up in stature to becoming my immediate supervisor although I am bewildered as to the date of occurrence? Cheryl is not only my present wife, she is my second wife.   I was married a.

Rich Sugden from delivering babies to flyin’ warbirds
Rich Sugden from delivering babies to flyin’ warbirds

I have a friend of over a half century that shares my abiding love of aviation.  I’ve known him since he had dark hair and I had hair. His life is more complicated than mine.   My life has been just about airplanes.  His, is as a successful surgeon along.

Captain Pete Lamkin – Best of the Best
Captain Pete Lamkin – Best of the Best

  Attitude describes Captain Pete Lamkin. And ATTITUDE, after all, is an eight letter word! Pete is a fellow who personifies that word along with a few other adjectives such as “humility” and “perseverance.” Pete doesn’t look like someone with unbelievable toughness. Quiet, soft-spoken, but tough he certainly is. Captain.

Bill Cutter – A Peerless Aviator
Bill Cutter – A Peerless Aviator

All I needed to do was post the picture shown above.  That photo is the essence of my aviator pal, Bill Cutter, and the reason he is so revered in the aviation community.   His majestic D-17S Staggerwing Beech in the background and there stands Sir William surrounded by a bevy of beauties all.