Published by : Billy Walker

A Grand Hurrah by Tex Searle

A Grand Hurrah Tex FRONT COVER ILLUSTRATION If you choose, famed aviation artist Richard Broome of Broom productions, at no cost has offered to design the cover portraying the old legionary Frontier Airlines DC-3, arriving over the front range of the Colorado Rockies.  He would be given credit in book. .


  Larry grew up in Saratoga, something I’ve yet to accomplish!  Saratoga has a Blue Ribbon Trout Fishing River, the North Platte flowing smack-dab thru it.  Both Larry and I find every opportunity to limber up our fly rods given the influence a place like Saratoga had on us…. After losing.

Captain Al Spain

JetBlue co-founder Al Spain has plenty of experiences to share I had the honor and privilege to be part of the New Air/JetBlue Start-Up Team in 1999.  It was a truly wonderful experience for Cheryl and me.  Certainly, a high point in my aviation career.  Nuthin’ but good memories of.


The following story came from a retired USMC “grunt” turned Marine Corps F-4 ‘Phantom’ fighter pilot, call sign: “Shadow!”     It’s like we are old friends but haven’t actually met in person.  We’ve exchanged a lot of e-mails and a few phone calls.  His stories are delightfully interesting and.

Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame

  The following is a photo/copy of the booklet published by the Newcomen Society in 1995 for the very first Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame celebration/induction.  I had the high honor of being the keynote speaker for this event.  I was doubly honored given my father was one of the.

Aviator Par Excellence!

My flight with Ralph, by Kent Westedt  One day Kent Westedt had an unbelievable flight with Ralph. They were solid IFR and lost all electrical and all instruments! All they had was a magnetic compass to fly with! Ralph adroitly mentally converted the magnetic compass into a primary flight display.

My First Car, a Dooziemobile!

The photo above is a 1938 Chevy sedan at the Barrett-Jackson classic car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona..  Mine was also a 1938 Chevy sedan, but nothing as nice as this one!  Mine was a light greenish/whitish color with a pink dash board.  All hand painted.  With a brush!  Barrett-Jackson wouldn’t.

The Captain Clayton Osbon Story

 The CAPTAIN CLAYTON OSBON Story   In command of JBU Flight 191   PROLOGUE As part of the start-up team for New Air (which became JetBlue Airways), I had input on the early hiring, some of the operational procedures, training, and pilot check-rides.  I was JetBlue’s senior line pilot, check airman,.

CAPTAIN RALPH S JOHNSON Interviews by son Steve

Ralph Johnson — His life and (amazing) times A three-part series recorded in June 1996 at the time of Ralph’s 90th birthday Interviewer: Stephen Johnson.   These are MP4 videos on a thumb drive and very big files.   Part 1: Chronicles life on the Johnson family farmstead in the.


Billy & Preston at the Nesbitt’s Granby “Cabin” …my favorite photo of Preston All stories have to start somewhere.  Preston’s start was with a BANG! Literally! April 8, 1972 Cheryl with Mark Berent  & Judy Stubbs at our First Anniversary Jeff & Carol Croft looking on Phnom Penh, Cambodia  Below:.