Category Archives: Interesting aviators…

There’s lots of super folks that hang around airports…here’s some that have influenced me…

Dr. Coats’ last flight…

Dr. David Coats was a dear friend who was a true aviation aficionado and a fixture at the Cherokee County Airport (JSO).  After a long bout with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), he recently passed away (May 2013).  Those of us … Continue reading

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Spouse orientation flights…

I heard a common comment before each of my flights this week – “You sure are a brave guy! Are you sure you’re ready for this!”  While at the MMOPA Convention, I was one of four instructors who had the … Continue reading

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Soloing for the first time (again)…

It’s the “Guest Blog” at Casey Aviation featuring “Notso”, an officer/pilot and brand new Commercial Glider Pilot.  From Notso…So there I was, strapped into the front seat of a Schweizer 2-33 on a picture perfect 80 degree day on the … Continue reading

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Veteran Airlift Command mission

Much of a pilot’s life is spent sitting around an airport waiting for passengers, weather, or, if things are really bad, a maintenance event to be repaired.  Today I got to sit around the Millionaire FBO at the San Antonio … Continue reading

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Are the buzzards flying?

Buzzards are some of the most interesting and most observed animals in the U.S.  They are found in all 48 lower states, predominantly in the southeast US.  A few interesting fact: they are federally protected, they can live to an … Continue reading

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