Category : Arizona TVOTS

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

EAA IS ALL ABOUT AIRPLANES AND CAMARADERIE!Ā    I have the assignment of “MEMBERSHIP” for our new EAA Chapter 1619 (Stellar Airpark).Ā  Ā If you would like more information: PRESENTLY (23 AUG 2018) . EAA is offering $10 discounts for new memberships. Ā 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.orgĀ  Or, go to the Airbase Arizona website:Ā  www.azcaf.org then select “Fly With Us.”Ā  Ā  I know you will enjoy your flight experience.

Walker Bunch – Prologue
Walker Bunch – Prologue

Writing my family’s story, from my perspective, I realized that I jumped ahead some. Ā For sure I should have put something about what my grandparents meant to me as well as their influence which was considerable and atavistic. Ā If you have already read Part One/Two/Three you know that I was.

The Adventures of the Walker Bunch:  Part Two – Arizona then and Now…
The Adventures of the Walker Bunch: Part Two – Arizona then and Now…

SARATOGA to SCOTTSDALEĀ arriving November 5, 1958… After Jerry Donelan convinced me to move to Arizona the quid pro quo was that ourĀ move would be following the Panther’s football season. Ā As I mentioned in Part One, theĀ PVHS football teamĀ went from worst to first from my freshman year to my senior year..

WALKER BUNCH – PART THREE!
WALKER BUNCH – PART THREE!

September 1986 was the demise of our beloved Frontier Airlines. Ā  It’s employees blown to the four winds. Ā  It was an extremely sad time especially after all the sacrificesĀ we employees made in trying to save a FIRST-RATEĀ little airline. JAKE Even with all the pain and uncertainty, the FLamily, as.

Joe Foss – A Proud American
Joe Foss – A Proud American

Joe Foss and The Cactus Air Force Ā Guadalcanal Major “Smokin’Joe” Foss I met Joe Foss at Ann Faught’s funeral in 1990. Ā I was there with my Dad, “Pic” Walker. Ā I had known Ann my entire life. Ā She was special. Joe was there to speak about Annie and the long friendship.

Bill Cutter – A Peerless Aviator
Bill Cutter – A Peerless Aviator

All I needed to do was post the picture shown above. Ā That photo is the essence of my aviator pal, Bill Cutter, and the reason he is so revered in the aviation community. Ā  HisĀ majesticĀ D-17S Staggerwing Beech in theĀ background and thereĀ stands Sir William surrounded by a bevy of beauties all.

General Francesco De Pinedo 1890 – 1933
General Francesco De Pinedo 1890 – 1933

Francesco De Pinedo (February 16, 1890 ā€“ September 2, 1933) was a famous Italian aviator. And the first foreign pilot to fly a foreign aircraft to the United States! Pinedo, aĀ Regia Marina (Italy’s Royal Navy) officer who transferred to the Regia Aeronautica (Italy’s Royal Air Force), he was an advocate.

CAPTAIN JOSEPH RUTHERFORD WALKER 1798 – 1876
CAPTAIN JOSEPH RUTHERFORD WALKER 1798 – 1876

T’day, March 10th, 2018 I had a delightful phone visit with historian, Bill Horst.Ā  Bill is 84 years young and very active with the museum in Porterville, California.Ā  Horst has an abiding interest in Joe Walker.Ā  Thanks to Bill Horst, I hope to soon have additional information on Joseph Rutherford.

Col. O.C. “Ole” Griffith
Col. O.C. “Ole” Griffith

Ole Griffith, born in Pittsburg, spent his early years in and around Pennsylvania, his military years all over the world, and his last three and a half decades based in Phoenix, Arizona. Fascinated by and engaged in aviation throughout his life, Griffith has been privileged to meet many of his.