Published by : Billy Walker

B-36B CRASH

B-36 Ride to Hell….Ah, back when engines were  engines…. My pal, Rich Sugden, MD sent this amazing story of an ill-fated B-36 flight. Thanks to Barrel via Skip … I found it amazing that a 1st Lt. was the Aircraft Commander, another 1st Lt., the pilot. A captain was the.

How We Made The First Flight by Orville Wright
How We Made The First Flight by Orville Wright

Here’s how the first flight in 1903 came about.  It is in Orville Wrights own words! The forward is by Dr. Paul Garber (Historian Emeritus – Smithsonian Air & Space Museum).   This is a nice look all the way back to the dawn of powered/manned flight. https://www.faa.gov/education/educators/curriculum/k12/media/k-12_how_we_made_the_first_flight_orville_wright.pdf …and more.

My LIST of Stories herein:
My LIST of Stories herein:

There is no set order to my stories. As I add a story I make no attempt to put one ahead of another with one exception. My current BLOG – The Latest and Greatest… I will try to keep at the top for updating and ease of finding it. My.

CAPTAIN MIKE DACIEK STORIES
CAPTAIN MIKE DACIEK STORIES

Military-Commercial History MICHAEL R. DACIEK 29 HATHAWAY LANE HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO 80130 mikedaciek@comcast.net 720-207-1351 “Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.” Unkown Dear Reader, What you have seen so far is Captain Mike Daciek’s beginning.

Blog – When I get ’round 2 it… Began 25 April 2020…
Blog – When I get ’round 2 it… Began 25 April 2020…

  October 4, 2021…  Check out my Aircraft and Parts Sales page.  Today, I will be listing an absolutely beautiful Navion L-17 (later re-designated as the U-18B) September 15, 2021… Flying Through Water by Larry Duthie (KIA ‘67)✽ You don’t forget a leader like Bill Searfus. And whenever I inspect.

AIRCRAFT FOR SALE
AIRCRAFT FOR SALE

CaptainBillyWalker.com is my Aircraft and Parts sales business.  I broker airplanes, cars, parts, avionics and, occasionally, other interesting items.  It is a way to stay active in the aviation game.  I truly love it! Take a look at what I have for sale and, if anything pushes your “I want it”.

The Ghost Ship     N-29XF
The Ghost Ship N-29XF

An EXTRAORDINARY AIRCRAFT: N-29XF …Stearman’s seem to attract some pretty terrific people. From this special universe I have been blessed with some friendships that seem as lasting as humanity.  Aviation, in general, has been the catalyst. However, the Stearman World seems special in that way. N-29XF – “The Ghost Ship”.

I never did, but almost…
I never did, but almost…

I was almost born in the cabin of my father’s twin engine Beechcraft. I wasn’t, but almost was.  My parents were enroute from Greeley to Cheyenne, a short flight, when my mother went into labor.   I was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming September 30, 1941 less than five minutes after.

Blog 10/2/2017 to 4/21/2020  (when I’m feelin’ gabby)…
Blog 10/2/2017 to 4/21/2020 (when I’m feelin’ gabby)…

April 21, 2020…  In my e-mail traffic this morning was another “Mornin’ Smile” from my ol’ pal, Captain Phil Stallings, or “Capt’n Flip” as he often called!  In fact he is a retired revered pilot extraordinare from our days together at the storied Frontier Airlines.  A better fellow would be.

Blog – Map Welcome to My World?
Blog – Map Welcome to My World?

OK, I’m new at this.  So, cut me some slack!    I switched to ServMask and got rid of GoDaddy.   I now refer to GoDaddy as “GoBadly!”  What a complete sham!  They were all glitz and bullshit!  They were incompetent!  They were unable to solve the simplest of issues.   Yani Illev.