” I have been dubbed “Ayatollah” of the Old Farts Flying Club of South Florida. We have over 300 names on the mailing list and fly somewhere for lunch every Thursday, during season. We have topped fifty planes at these informal gatherings.”
I’m not really sure what caused this but; I have that itch again. It’s that feeling that if I don’t do something about what’s bugging me now I will never be able to in the future. Must have something to do with having another birthday.
From that original core of just a half dozen bush pilots the membership has grown to over 10,000 pilots and enthusiasts, and has made a positive impact on many recreational strips around the country. The RAF must be doing something right!
As boys growing up in the rural Midwest, my brother and I were very fortunate to have been fetched up across the road from a small sod landing strip. As a result we were both bitten by the aviation bug at a young age. I have many fond memories of lying in the tall grass […]
The following account came to me as many items do, via e-mail. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of its content but found it to be an interesting glimpse into the “fringe area” between Military and civilian operations where throughout aviation history there have always been pilots operating in a state of chaos. An unsuccessful […]
I am too young to remember World War II. I came along in 1951 well after Dad had taken a dunking in the vast Pacific when his Destroyer (Brownson) was blown apart by Japanese pilots in some minor battle. However, I have always marveled at the war effort and the machines that the United States […]
Every pilot has a story. We’d like to relate yours for you so all the other members of the “Brotherhood” can read and enjoy, maybe have a laugh or two from it, or maybe learn a bit about what not to do.
As a child of 9 or 10 my wife was somewhat of an equine “Phenom.” Long hours spent at the local riding stable resulted in her becoming an accomplished, award winning rider in “Hunter-Jumper” competitions; and she traveled the country with a horse and a trainer pursuing her love at every available opportunity. I personally […]
According to our local Meteorologist, Bill Steffen, the Grand Rapids area had about half of the normal average total possible sunshine in December. Given the fact that December is typically our cloudiest month, that is pretty grim.