Category : From the Heart

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.

DO NOT TRAVEL TO MEXICO!  Here’s why:
DO NOT TRAVEL TO MEXICO! Here’s why:

October 8, 2020…  Scary update!  Mesa family attacked at machine-gun point in Mexico.   https://www.12news.com/article/news/mesa-family-ambushed-and-held-at-gunpoint-while-on-vacation-in-mexico/75-74e1f0cc-7676-4419-aceb-f3c341533d11 https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-family-speaks-out-after-scary-robbery-during-mexico-trip January 19-21, 2019… We had a wonderful reunion with Dr. Ricardo Castañeda Santo and his family.   We finally met the Santo’s oldest son, Said.  It was Said who made it possible for the eight.

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.

Captain Jack Bering Schade (1921 – 2014)
Captain Jack Bering Schade (1921 – 2014)

Captain Jack Bering Schade 1921 – 2014 “How come I’m so lucky?” By Billy Walker The title works for most of us. However, this quote happens to come from a special mentor of mine and my first sponsor in my quest to become a member of a special fraternity of.

Walker Bunch – Prologue
Walker Bunch – Prologue

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

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.

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.