Category : Airline stories…

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. .

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.

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.

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.


When I went with Frontier Airlines in 1967 the airline still flew DC-3’s.  In the DC-3, following the ground school taught by Van Steenberg, all flight training was in the actual aircraft albeit we did use Clinton Aviation’s WWII era Link Trainer for some pre-employment tests and Instrument Training. The.

Flyin’ With Charlie

Back in the good ol’ days I had the good fortune to fly Frontier’s Twin Otter across the Montana/Canada border in and out of fabulous international airports such as Wolf Point International, Montana.  Ah yes, it was a glorious time made more so by the magnificent talents of one all-time.


Military-Commercial History MICHAEL R. DACIEK 29 HATHAWAY LANE HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO 80130 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.

I never did, but almost…
I never did, but almost…

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.

Another Ralph Johnson story…
Another Ralph Johnson story…

“HAPPY LANDINGS” Captain Ralph S Johnson… Ralph loved Purdue University. It was a huge part of his life and provided him many of the tools by which he made amazing things happen. The following was done by a team of Purdue student historians. They exceeded that which I had hoped.