DAVE’s YAK September 16, 2022 In the June 2003 issue of America’s Flyways, the cover story was “Dave’s Yak.” Since that story included several really important people in my life, as well as a couple of terrific flying machines, I wanted to include the story on my website.
NOTE: Soon the University of Wyoming (my home state) will takeover this website. Everything will be just as it is now (with the exception of a few last minute additions/subtractions) and available for public access. However, I will no longer be able to make any changes. It will all be.
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.
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.
Military-Commercial History MICHAEL R. DACIEK 29 HATHAWAY LANE HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO 80130 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
August 29, 2022. There will be a major change to my website soon. No actual date set, but the University of Wyoming will take over CaptainBillyWalker.com. When this happens I will no longer be able to add/takeaway anything. However, anyone will still be able to access the website..
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”.
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 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.
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.