Category : Aviation History People

CAPTAIN JOSEPH RUTHERFORD WALKER 1798 – 1876
CAPTAIN JOSEPH RUTHERFORD WALKER 1798 – 1876

I first learned of ol’ Joe Walker from my aunt Virginia, she ranked second in seniority in the eight children born to John J. and Martha Mayfield Walker.  My father, William Dillard “Pic” Walker was third from the youngest.   Robert D. “Bob” Walker was the last and the one.

BESSIE COLEMAN, AVIATRIX by Cheryl Walker
BESSIE COLEMAN, AVIATRIX by Cheryl Walker

The story, written by my wife, Cheryl, during her undergraduate education at Arizona State University in the mid 1990s.  Cheryl graduated Summa Cum Laude and was ranked highest out of the then 46,000 ASU students.  She gave both the Commencement Address and the Convocation Speech.   Both were literally flawless.

Emily Howell Warner, Aviatrix Extraordinare
Emily Howell Warner, Aviatrix Extraordinare

EMILY HANRAHAN HOWELL WARNER by Billy Walker I first met Emily Hanrahan Howell Warner in 1958.  She was Emily Hanrahan in those days.  I was learning some basics from Jim Muncey, a flight instructor at Clinton Aviation.  Clinton was a well-known flight school operating out of Stapelton International Airport, Denver, Colorado. Muncey,.

CHARLES AUGUSTUS LINDBERGH my view…
CHARLES AUGUSTUS LINDBERGH my view…

Lindbergh flies nearly 10,000 miles from Washington DC to get to St. Louis!   Lindbergh became LOST!   Bolling Field near Washington, D.C. was the beginning of a two-month odyssey taking Charles Augustus Lindbergh and The Spirit of St. Louis over thirteen countries as the United States unofficial mega-ambassador.  .

WELLING’s WING
WELLING’s WING

by Captains Ronald J Rosenhahn & Billy Walker In the past 60 years many stories have been told about the epoch DC-3. Some may have been exaggerated, but most relating to the reliability and durability of this famous aircraft were factual. The following many faceted story not only represents an.

“Fait pour Valour” a story about my hero, my mentor, Captain Ralph S. Johnson
“Fait pour Valour” a story about my hero, my mentor, Captain Ralph S. Johnson

“Fait pour Valour” (Born to Fly) By Billy Walker The Captain Ralph S. Johnson story is an amazing portrait of a great American aviator. From his humble beginnings on an Indiana farm, we look back on his 100 years of remarkable achievements. Learning to fly as an Army cadet in.

Billy Parker, Aviator Extraordinare
Billy Parker, Aviator Extraordinare

I was a lucky fellow growing up in the mountains of Wyoming. My father, Pic, was an post WWI aviator having learned to fly in 1924. His first airplane was a Long-winged Hisso powered Alexander Eaglerock. My father would meet many of aviations greats who developed into life-long friends. Several of.

Aubrey Keif – Gentleman Aviator
Aubrey Keif – Gentleman Aviator

Aubrey Jennings Keif is probably the only American pilot to have flown combat in kilts. For sure he’s the only one I know of. Born on August 22, 1898 in La Junta, Colorado, Keif was attending Columbine High in Pueblo when he left school in 1916 to learn to fly.

Asian Air Adventure from Cheryl’s diary (1971-1972)
Asian Air Adventure from Cheryl’s diary (1971-1972)

The following story was taken from Cheryl’s diary, kept during our leaves-of-absence from Frontier Airlines, in late 1971 thru late in 1972. “I was a stewardess with the historic Frontier Airlines.   Billy, my husband of just 9 months, was a Frontier pilot.  Our adventure began when Billy noticed a.

Boeing Stearman History
Boeing Stearman History

Boeing Stearman History Models 70 – 73 – 75 -76 Be sure to connect to the link below: http://www.stearman.at/boeing_stearman.html