Category : From the Heart

The Adventures of the Walker Bunch PART ONE: Wyoming
The Adventures of the Walker Bunch PART ONE: Wyoming

If you enjoy these stories, you may wonder where my interest in aviation came from.   In the beginning, it was my parents, W. Dillard “Pic” Walker and Frances Emily Walker.   I was literally born into an aviation family.   Moreover, I was almost born in an airplane! Writing.

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 SCOTTSDALE arriving November 5, 1958… After Jerry Donelan convinced me to move to Arizona the quid pro quo was that our move would be following the Panther’s football season.  As I mentioned in Part One, the PVHS football team 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.   It’s employees blown to the four winds.   It was an extremely sad time especially after all the sacrifices we employees made in trying to save a FIRST-RATE little airline. JAKE Even with all the pain and uncertainty, the FLamily, as.

Cheryl – My wife and immediate supervisor!
Cheryl – My wife and immediate supervisor!

Cheryl Ann Lotz became Cheryl Walker the eighth of April, 1971.  Through circumstances she moved up in stature to becoming my immediate supervisor although I am bewildered as to the date of occurrence? Cheryl is not only my present wife, she is my second wife.   I was married a.

Captain Pete Lamkin – Best of the Best
Captain Pete Lamkin – Best of the Best

  Attitude describes Captain Pete Lamkin. And ATTITUDE, after all, is an eight letter word! Pete is a fellow who personifies that word along with a few other adjectives such as “humility” and “perseverance.” Pete doesn’t look like someone with unbelievable toughness. Quiet, soft-spoken, but tough he certainly is. Captain.

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

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

“Fait pour Valour” a story about my hero, my mentor, Captain Ralph S. Johnson
“Fait pour Valour” a story about my hero, my mentor, Captain Ralph S. Johnson

“Fait pour Valour” (Born to Fly) By Billy Walker The Captain Ralph S. Johnson story is an amazing portrait of a great American aviator. From his humble beginnings on an Indiana farm, we look back on his 100 years of remarkable achievements. Learning to fly as an Army cadet in.

An Uncommon Hero
An Uncommon Hero

Tim didn’t strike me as the hero type.   My first impression was that he is just your average nice guy.   I would learn that he is a wonderful family man raising his family with strong values.  I would learn that he is well thought of by the company.

Uncle Jack (aka “Barnsmell”) Walker
Uncle Jack (aka “Barnsmell”) Walker

Uncle Barnsmell: Uncle Jack, John Henry Walker (1905-1984), was my Dad’s oldest brother.  Look at the ‘featured image.’ To me “Uncle Barnsmell” looked just like Smilin’ Jack, star character of the comics created by Zack Mosly.  Uncle Jack was a true renaissance man having been born on the side of a.

DAVID EDINGTON – MR. RONAN MONTANA –
DAVID EDINGTON – MR. RONAN MONTANA –

My story about David Edington IS STILL A WORK-IN-PROGRESS!  T’day, September 20th, I’ve made a few corrections with help from David & Rita.  I now await Tom Riley’s input.  Tom was an outstanding Ronan wrestler who achieved more successes at Arizona State University and beyond.    I’m also waiting for.