Category : Airline stories…

CAPTAIN MIKE DACIEK STORIES
CAPTAIN MIKE DACIEK STORIES

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

Roger n’ Me
Roger n’ Me

    ROGER & ME 24 DEC 1998 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. January 12th, 2019 Colonel Roger K. Parrish joined the.

Randy Sohn’s Round Engine Notes (2011)

TABLE OF CONTENTS  INTRODUCTION …..………………………………………………………….. 3  #01  HYDRAULIC LOCK ON ROUND ENGINES …………………………………………………………………………….. 5 #02  DECELERATING APPROACH…………………………….…….. 9 #03  RECIPROCATING LOAD (MP VS RPM)………………………..11 #04  MIXTURE MISCUES & MIX-UPS …………………………………….. 15 #05  FEATHER BUTTONS & PROPELLERS……………………………… 18 #06  GAUGE INDICATIONS ON A FAILED ENGINE …………………….21 #07  PRE-IGNITION VS DETONATION ………………………………………

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.

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.

Jim Rhyne – Aviator and then some!

Jim Rhyne flies an Air America Douglas B-26 above the Mekong River in Laos on April 13, 1968. Rhyne started Aero Contractors in 1979 in Johnston County.  James “Jim” Howard Rhyne— Beginning in a Piper Cub in Lafayette, Georgia, Jim turned his love of flying into a lifelong career spanning.

Air America PHX Reunion photos – Airbase Arizona 5JUN2015
Air America PHX Reunion photos – Airbase Arizona 5JUN2015

 

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.