Category : Aviation History People

Roger n’ Me
Roger n’ Me

Naming this piece “Roger n’ Me” fits albeit is a bit troublesome.  Troublesome as it shares the title to a 1989 Michael Moore movie a movie of much disdain by we conservative folks. This past January 12th, 2019 Colonel Roger K. Parrish joined the “Gone West” scroll.  Knowing I’ve been.

Pic’s Airmaster
Pic’s Airmaster

Pic’s Airmaster story In the 1930’s, my father, and his non-flying brother, operated a fixed-base operation in Cheyenne, Wyoming. They owned a Gulf Oil bulk plant and sold fuel and oil from their FBO. Prior to their aviation enterprises, they settled in Cheyenne selling produce from my grandfather’s farm east.

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.

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.

Ol’ Frontier Airlines Musings
Ol’ Frontier Airlines Musings

After some back and forth with a couple of long-time friends from good ol’ Frontier Airlines I got into recalling some things about a few of some really superb ol’ pilots. I hope you enjoy a quick trip back in time… When FAL first acquired the 737’s I had a.

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.