Published by : Billy Walker

Weekly Blog (when I’m feelin’ gabby)…
Weekly Blog (when I’m feelin’ gabby)…

December 12th started with the Knights of the Round Engines breakfast at the, appropriately named Round Engine Room, located at the Best Western Suites  — Scottsdale Airport.  Don and Karen Gray from the USAF Museum at Dayton, OH  joined us and regaled the assemblage with stories of the Wright Brothers. .

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 DEAL of the CENTURY:  The ULTIMATE Air Show Airplane: The Ghost Ship N-29XF SOON TO BE AVAILABLE 220 HP STEARMAN PHOTOS & DETAILS AVAILABLE SOON.. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ The Ghost Ship is FOR SALE! PHOTOS – SPECS scroll down    The Ghost Ship – N-29XF  – 115.

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.

EAA CHAPTER 1619 ‘STELLAR AIRPARK’ P19
EAA CHAPTER 1619 ‘STELLAR AIRPARK’ P19

EAA IS ALL ABOUT AIRPLANES AND CAMARADERIE!    I have the assignment of “MEMBERSHIP” for our new EAA Chapter 1619 (Stellar Airpark).   If you would like more information: PRESENTLY (23 AUG 2018) . EAA is offering $10 discounts for new memberships.  Go on-line and sign up there, just attach a.

Airbase Arizona – CAF – COME FLY WITH US!
Airbase Arizona – CAF – COME FLY WITH US!

For flights in 964, as well as other magnificent WWII aircraft, call our Ride Coordinator(s): (480) 462-2992 rides@azcaf.org  Or, go to the Airbase Arizona website:  www.azcaf.org then select “Fly With Us.”    I know you will enjoy your flight experience.

DO NOT TRAVEL TO MEXICO!  Here’s why:
DO NOT TRAVEL TO MEXICO! Here’s why:

June 6, 2018 Prescott couple robbed and murdered in Mexico!  Yet another tragic event proving how dangerous it is in Mexico especially!  Ray Ball, 72 and Jo Anne Butler, 69 http://www.allaboutarizonanews.com/article/prescott-couple-murdered-during-robbery-in-mexico   Here’s another RECENT example on why NOT to travel to Mexico.  When I read this it really hit.

Nazy
Nazy

I’ve been busy t’day visiting back n’ forth with long-time aviation pal, Captain Ernie Lingren.  We share a lot of common interests having joined the original Frontier Airlines within a few months of one-another. The subject of the mystique that shrouded the venerable North American P-51 ‘Mustang’ came up.  This.