Published by : Billy Walker

Jim Rhyne – Aviator and then some!

Jim Rhyne flies an Air America Douglas B-26 above the Mekong River in Laos on April 13, 1968. Rhyne started Aero Contractors in 1979 in Johnston County.  James “Jim” Howard Rhyne— Beginning in a Piper Cub in Lafayette, Georgia, Jim turned his love of flying into a lifelong career spanning.

Every now and then… Blog (when I’m feelin’ gabby)…
Every now and then… Blog (when I’m feelin’ gabby)…

November 10, 2019…  UPDATE: My letter of resignation from the CAF follows.  First, I want to say that I am sad for what was and what could be.  However, I am relieved to have removed myself from the cancer caused by the Coates/Campbell/Major connivance! Apparently, I should have spelled out what.

Roger n’ Me
Roger n’ Me

Naming this piece “Roger n’ Me” fits albeit is a bit troublesome.  Troublesome as it shares the title to a 1989 Michael Moore movie a movie of much disdain by we conservative folks. This past January 12th, 2019 Colonel Roger K. Parrish joined the “Gone West” scroll.  Knowing I’ve been.

Randy Sohn’s Round Engine Notes (2011)

TABLE OF CONTENTS  INTRODUCTION …..………………………………………………………….. 3  #01  HYDRAULIC LOCK ON ROUND ENGINES …………………………………………………………………………….. 5 #02  DECELERATING APPROACH…………………………….…….. 9 #03  RECIPROCATING LOAD (MP VS RPM)………………………..11 #04  MIXTURE MISCUES & MIX-UPS …………………………………….. 15 #05  FEATHER BUTTONS & PROPELLERS……………………………… 18 #06  GAUGE INDICATIONS ON A FAILED ENGINE …………………….21 #07  PRE-IGNITION VS DETONATION ………………………………………

Pic’s Airmaster
Pic’s Airmaster

Pic’s Airmaster story In the 1930’s, my father, and his non-flying brother, operated a fixed-base operation in Cheyenne, Wyoming. They owned a Gulf Oil bulk plant and sold fuel and oil from their FBO. Prior to their aviation enterprises, they settled in Cheyenne selling produce from my grandfather’s farm east.

Fly the Wing
Fly the Wing

Towards the end of my airline flying career I was asked by pilot/author, Captain Mark Holt, a Delta Airlines pilot, if I would be interested in writing a book that would help pilots transitioning into the airline world.  Mark wrote Turbine Pilots Flight Manual. Mark’s book has sold well over the.

Ron & Alice’s begattings
Ron & Alice’s begattings

The following is from Ron Allen, who married Alice Lotz.  Alice is Cheryl’s sister.  This is Ron’s unedited story.  Well sorta.  His daughter, Carol, sent some corrections.  Regardless, it’s a great story about one of America’s finest families. Ron, having just been discharged from his service in the USAF, experienced.

A Death in the Family – a Frontier Airlines post-script…
A Death in the Family – a Frontier Airlines post-script…

I copied the following from the website Jake Lamkins put together and has hosted since the Frontier demise.  A more readable copy can be found with this link:  http://lamkins.tripod.com/WalkerReport.htmlA DEATH IN THE FAMILY The following report was written by Captain Billy Walker in 1987 on the First Anniversary of the cessation.

AIRCRAFT FOR SALE
AIRCRAFT FOR SALE

FOR SALE CALL:  (480) 773-2823   Here’s what I have for sale as of 11/04/2019 (SCROLL DOWN FOR COMPLETE DETAILS): NEW:  1973 Pressurized Cessna Skymaster  VERY NICE! UPDATED LISTING: 1940 Waco UPF-7  PLUS  Stearman PT-13   Curtis F11C-2 “Goshawk” replica with a 600 HP fuel injected engine (photos & story.

Felix Smith made it to a full century of life and five centuries of living!
Felix Smith made it to a full century of life and five centuries of living!

Felix Smith, Who Piloted Covert Flights Over Asia, Is Dead at 100 Felix Smith in a Douglas DC-4 used by Civil Air Transport in the 1950s. Mr. Smith flew secret missions in Asia for the airline, which was run by the C.I.A. By Sam Roberts Oct. 17, 2018 Felix Smith, a.